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Simon & Garfunkel was an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They were one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s and became counterculture icons of the decade's social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan. Their biggest hits—including "The Sound of Silence" (1964), "Mrs. Robinson" (1968), "The Boxer" (1969), and "Bridge over Troubled Water" (1970)—reached number one on singles charts worldwide.

Their often rocky relationship led to artistic disagreements, which resulted in their breakup in 1970. Their final studio record, Bridge over Troubled Water (released in January of that year), was their most successful, becoming one of the world's best-selling albums. Since their split in 1970 they have reunited several times, most famously in 1981 for, "The Concert in Central Park", which attracted more than 500,000 people, the seventh-largest concert attendance in history.

The duo met in elementary school in Queens, New York, in 1953, where they learned to harmonize together and began writing original material. By 1957, under the name Tom & Jerry, 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 making unsuccessful solo records. In 1963, aware of a growing public interest in folk music, they regrouped and were signed to Columbia Records as Simon & Garfunkel. Their début, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., sold poorly, and they once again disbanded; Simon returned to a solo career, this time in England. In June 1965, their song "The Sound of Silence" was overdubbed, adding electric guitar and a drumkit to the original 1964 recording. This later version became a major U.S. AM radio hit in 1965, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

They reunited, releasing their second studio album Sounds of Silence and touring colleges nationwide. On their third release, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966), the duo assumed more creative control. Their music was featured in the 1967 film The Graduate, giving them further exposure. Bookends (1968), their next album, topped the Billboard 200 chart and included the number-one single "Mrs. Robinson" from the film.

After their 1970 breakup following the release of Bridge over Troubled Water, they both continued recording, Simon releasing a number of highly acclaimed albums, including 1986's Graceland. Garfunkel also briefly pursued an acting career, with leading roles in two Mike Nichols films, Catch-22 and Carnal Knowledge, and in Nicolas Roeg's 1980 Bad Timing, as well as releasing some solo hits such as "All I Know".

Simon & Garfunkel won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, and their Bridge over Troubled Water album was nominated at the 1977 Brit Awards for Best International Album. It is ranked at number 51 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Richie Unterberger described them as "the most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s" and one of the most popular artists from the decade in general.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon 11
1975 Breakaway Art Garfunkel 5 5
2002 Room Service 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Eternal Voices: Voices That Last Forever (disc 2) Various Artists 1
2006 40th Anniversary Australia’s Tour of Duty: Vietnam War 1966–1972 Various Artists 1
2008 The Best of Solid Gold, Vol 1 Various Artists 1
2010 Get Together Spirit of the 60s Various Artists 1
2012 The Death of Six by Seven (The Death of) Six By Seven 3
2014 Pure… Acoustic Various Artists 1
2015 Falling Leaves Various Artists 1
2016 NOW That’s What I Call 70s Various Artists 1
Christmas - Die zärtlichsten Songs zur Weihnachtszeit Various Artists 1
SWR1 – Die größten Weihnachtshits aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
Top Groups of the Sixties Vol. 2 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Ljuva 60-tal 1964-1969 Various Artists 1
1979 CBS 10º Aniversario. 10 años de éxitos Various Artists 3 1
1988 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1969/1970 Various Artists 1
1989 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1975 Various Artists 1
1989 Media’s affenstarke Oldtimer II Various Artists 3
1990 Knuffelrock 2 Various Artists 2
1990 Kuschelrock 4 Various Artists 5
1991 Flower Power, Volume 1 Various Artists 2
1991 Flower Power, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1991 Folk Song America: A 20th Century Revival III Various Artists 1
1992 Kuschelrock 6 Various Artists 2
1992 All the Best Of, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1992 Knuffelrock 4 Various Artists 1
1993 All the Best Of, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1993 The Paul Simon Anthology Paul Simon 2
1994 Back to the Seventies Various Artists 1
1994 Candlelight Various Artists 1
1994 Flower Power, Volume 2 Various Artists 2
1994 Radio City Classic Hits: The 70's Various Artists 1
1995 Sunny Afternoon Various Artists 1
1995 Every Song Tells a Story Various Artists 1
1995 The Ultimate Mastersound Sampler Various Artists 1
1996 Kuschelrock 10 Various Artists 2
1996 Dreaming of a White Christmas Various Artists 2
1996 Het beste uit de top 60 van de jaren 60 Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 8 Various Artists 1
1996 That Loving Feeling Various Artists 1
1996 Themes & Instrumentals Various Artists 1
1997 The Best Sixties Album in the World… Ever! III Various Artists 1
1997 Golden Oldies, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and Platinum Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Sixties Album in the World... Ever! IV Various Artists 1
1998 Gold's Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Seventies Album in the World... Ever! II Various Artists 1
1998 Best of Super Stars Various Artists 1
1998 100 Pop Hits Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 5. Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 6. Various Artists 1
1998 Bestseller auf dem Plattenteller (68–72) Various Artists 1
1998 Holiday Favorites: Christmas Collection, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1998 Romeo & Julia, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1999 Hear It Now! The Sound of the '60s Various Artists 1
1999 The Best Sixties Love Album... Ever! Various Artists 5 1
1999 Kuschelrock Special Edition: Die schönsten Movie-Songs aller Zeiten Various Artists 1
1999 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Volume 1 Various Artists 2
1999 Back to the US of A Various Artists 1
1999 Folk, Gospel & Blues: Will the Circle Be Unbroken Various Artists 1
1999 Movie Music: The Definitive Performances Various Artists 1
1999 Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century Various Artists 1
1999 Music of the Millennium Various Artists 1
1999 Rock Christmas, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
1999 Best of Super Stars, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Cinéma : Les Plus Grands Hits Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 60's, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Greatest Hits of the Millennium: 70's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 Knuffelrock Special Edition: De Mooiste Film-Hits Allertijden Various Artists 1
1999 Les Voix en or, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1999 Love Songs Various Artists 1
1999 Party Party Party: Die besten Party-Hits 66-99 Various Artists 1
1999 Pop Music: The Golden Era 1951-1975 Various Artists 1
1999 Rock & Pop CD 5 Various Artists 1
1999 Summer of Love: The Spirit of Flower Power Various Artists 2
1999 Time 100: The Music of Our Lives 1960-1980 Various Artists 1
2000 Les Voix en or, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2000 Frosh 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Music of the Millennium 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Music of the Millennium Various Artists 2
2000 100 Pophits Various Artists 1
2000 Careless Whisper, Vol. 5 Various Artists 1
2000 Donna's Top 2000, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Music for the Road: Rock & Ballads Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs of the Last 3 Decades Various Artists 1
2000 The Cool Sound of the 70s Various Artists 1
2000 The Love Songs Album Various Artists 1
2000 The No.1 DJ Collection: 70's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2001 The Greatest No. 1 Singles Various Artists 1
2001 Traum Oldies, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Capital Gold: Legends Various Artists 1
2001 Ö3 Greatest Hits, Volume 14 Various Artists 1
2001 Bestseller auf dem Plattenteller (68–82) Various Artists 1
2001 Absolute Acoustic Rock Various Artists 1
2001 God Bless America Various Artists 4 1
2001 Top 40 Hitdossier 1965-1966 Various Artists 1
2001 Top 40 Hitdossier 1969-1970 Various Artists 1
2001 Capital Gold: Legends II Various Artists 1

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