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Legendary Folk-Rock Duo Simon and Garfunkel
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23 May 2010

Legendary Folk-Rock Duo Simon and GarfunkelThe widely successful American folk-rock group Simon & Garfunkel was formed in 1957 by singer-songwriters Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Although America’s mainstream might say otherwise, folk-rock and “cult concerts,” as they’re sometimes referred to, have an enormous following, as evidenced by bands like Phish and the Grateful Dead.

Simon & Garfunkel still won’t be certified by many with the credit they’re undoubtedly due, but the mainstream music scene has always been that way; and ever since the band’s first attempt at music in the late 1950s, the duo has had to settle for sometimes being misrepresented and even ignored by the pop-chart culture.

Paul Frederic Simon was born October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey. He is the son of a musician and aspired to be a performer since a very young age. Arthur Ira Garfunkel was born November 5, 1941 in Forest Hills, New York. The two young men would meet and become fast friends while attending elementary school.

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