Art Garfunkel Autographed photo
Art Garfunkel Autographed photo. Signed to Steve in black marker.
Arthur Ira “Art” Garfunkel (November 5, 1941) an American singer, poet and actor. Best known for his partnership in his earlier years with Paul Simon in the folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.
Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People’s Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned six Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he and Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1963, Garfunkel and Simon (who graduated from Queens College before dropping out of Brooklyn Law School). Reformed their duo under their own names as “Simon and Garfunkel“. They released their first album. Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. on Columbia Records in October 1964. It was not a critical or commercial success, and the duo subsequently split again. The next year, producer Tom Wilson lifted the song “The Sound of Silence” from the record. Dubbed an electric backing onto it, and released it as a single that went to number one on the Billboard pop charts.
Simon had gone to England in 1965 after the initial failure of Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. to pursue a solo career. He briefly teamed with songwriter Bruce Woodley of The Seekers. Before returning to the United States to reunite with Garfunkel after “The Sound of Silence” had started to enjoy commercial success. Thereafter, the duo went on to become one of the most popular acts of the 1960s. Together they recorded four more influential albums. Sounds of Silence; Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; Bookends; and the hugely successful Bridge over Troubled Water.