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Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of guitarist/singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. The duo first met as children in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York in 1953, where they first learned to harmonize with one another and began writing original material. By 1957, the teenagers had their first minor success with "Hey Schoolgirl", a song imitating their idols the Everly Brothers. Afterwards, the duo went their separate ways, with Simon pursuing unsuccessful solo records and both attending college. In 1963, with a greater interest in folk music, they regrouped and were signed to Columbia Records. Their debut, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., sold poorly, and they once again disbanded, with Simon moving to England to again perform solo.

A remix of their song "The Sound of Silence" gained airplay on U.S. radio in 1965, hitting number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Simon & Garfunkel reunited, releasing their second studio album Sounds of Silence and touring colleges nationwide. Their third release, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966), found the duo assuming more creative control. Their music was featured in the 1967 film The Graduate, propelling the duo to further exposure. Bookends (1968), their next album, benefited from this promotion, and increased their profile. Their often rocky relationship led to artistic disagreements, resulting in their 1970 breakup. Their final studio record, Bridge Over Troubled Water, was subsequently their most successful, becoming one of the world's best-selling albums.

Simon & Garfunkel were one of the most popular artists of the 1960s, and were viewed as counterculture icons of the decade's social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles and Bob Dylan. Their biggest hits—including "I Am a Rock" (1965), "Homeward Bound" (1965), "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (1966), "A Hazy Shade of Winter" (1966), "Mrs. Robinson" (1968), "Bridge over Troubled Water" (1969), "The Boxer" (1969), and "Cecilia" (1969)—reached number one on several charts worldwide. They have reunited several times since their split, most famously for 1981's "The Concert in Central Park", which attracted more than 500,000 people, making it one of the most attended concerts ever.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1964 Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. Simon & Garfunkel 9
1966 Sounds of Silence Simon & Garfunkel 5 14
1966 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Simon & Garfunkel 10
1968 Bookends Simon & Garfunkel 11
1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel 3.5 16

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1972 Greatest Hits Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 5 8
1981 The Simon and Garfunkel Collection Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 5 4
1990 Collected Works Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 3
1990 More Great Songs Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
1990 The Hits Collection, Part 1 Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
1991 The Definitive Simon and Garfunkel Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 4 6
1991 20 Greatest Hits Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
1991 Greatest Hits Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
1993 Early Simon & Garfunkel Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 2
1996 The Simon and Garfunkel Collection: 17 of Their All-Time Greatest Recordings Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
1997 Gold Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
1997 Old Friends Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 2
1999 The Best of Simon & Garfunkel Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 2 2
1999 Tales From New York: The Very Best of Simon & Garfunkel Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 3
2000 Silent Voices Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
2000 Two Can Dream Alone Compilation Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel 1
2003 The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 3
2003 Before the Fame Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
2008 The Collection (2008 5cd+1dvd boxset, incomplete) Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
2010 3 Original Album Classics Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
20 Golden Hits Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
21 grandes sucessos Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
America: The Simon & Garfunkel Collection Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
Best Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
Best of Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
Best Selection Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
Die größten Hits Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
Simon & Garfunkel Best Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
Sounds of Silence Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
Sounds of Silence Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
Star Power Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
Super Selection Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
The Best Of Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
The Hits Collection, Part 2 Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1
The Hits Collection, Part 3 Compilation Simon & Garfunkel 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1968 Voices of Intelligent Dissent (live, 1968-08-23: The Hollywood Bowl) Live Simon & Garfunkel 1
1982 The Concert in Central Park Live Simon & Garfunkel 4 8
1990 Live in Concert Live Simon & Garfunkel 1
2002 Live from New York City, 1967 Live Simon & Garfunkel 3
2004 Old Friends: Live on Stage Live Simon & Garfunkel 1
2008 Live 1969 Live Simon & Garfunkel 1
Voices of Intelligent Dissent (Live at the Hollywood Bowl, August 23, 1968) Live Simon & Garfunkel 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1968 The Graduate Soundtrack Simon & Garfunkel 3

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1967 Fakin' It Simon & Garfunkel 1
1968 Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel 5 1

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