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50 Years Ago: Simon & Garfunkel Record ‘The Sounds of Silence’

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Today their acclaim is universal but in 1964 Simon & Garfunkel’s debut LP ‘Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.’ flopped. Subtitled “Exciting new sounds in the folk tradition,” the acoustic album only sold about 2,000 copies. A mix of Paul Simon originals, folk covers and traditional tunes, its highlight was a Simon composition recorded on March 10, 1964, ‘The Sounds of Silence.’

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Art Garfunkel Believes He Will Tour With Paul Simon Again

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After a lengthy and career-threatening bout with vocal cord paresis, Art Garfunkel says that his voice is now "96 percent" of where it was in 2010. In a new interview, he speaks optimistically about the possibility of another Simon & Garfunkel tour, but admits there is one obstacle to hurdle: Paul Simon.

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The Lemonheads, ‘Mrs. Robinson’ – Terrible Classic Rock Covers

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One of the brightest, catchiest albums of the alt-rock ’90s, the Lemonheads’ ‘It’s a Shame About Ray,’ came out in 1992. It spawned a pair of Modern Rock Top 10 songs in the title track (which went to No. 5) and an amped-up cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s super-popular ‘Mrs. Robinson’ (which hit No. 8).

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Top 10 Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics

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Simon & Garfunkel rose to prominence in the mid-'60s as part of the folk-rock movement, but by the time the duo ended their run in 1970, they had created a body of work that touched on pop, rock, country, gospel and world music. Their clean productions and pristine vocal harmonies made their recor

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Simon & Garfunkel, ‘The Boxer’ – Lyrics Uncovered

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By 1968, Simon & Garfunkel had produced a string of folk-rock hits that included ‘The Sound of Silence,’ 'I Am a Rock' and ‘Mrs. Robinson.' But their chart success brought the duo criticism from folk music purists.

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Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel + More Added to National Recording Registry

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Pink Floyd's legendary 1973 album, 'The Dark Side of the Moon' is one of 25 recordings to be inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The record received the highest number of public nominations among this year's class.

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Clive Davis Looks Back on Simon & Garfunkel’s Breakup in New Memoir

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There must be something in the air lately when it comes to Simon & Garfunkel.

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Top 10 Simon & Garfunkel Songs

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Simon & Garfunkel couldn't have come out of any other time but the '60s. The duo started the decade as painfully earnest folk singers before evolving into one of the era's most adventurous artists. Their final two albums -- 1968's 'Bookends' and 1970's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

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Art Garfunkel – November 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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Here's to you, Mr. Art Garfunkel. The onetime grade school classmate and eventual singing partner of Paul Simon turns 71 on Nov. 5.

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Paul Simon – October 2012 Classic Rock Birthdays

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Paul Simon turns 71 on Oct. 13, but the legendary Simon & Garfunkel and solo star shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.

Together, Simon & Garfunkel coined such hits as 'The Sound of Silence,' 'Scarborough Fair,' 'The Boxer,' and 'Mrs. Robinson.'

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