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Arthur Garfunkel, 5 November 1941, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, USA. The possessor of one of the most pitch-perfect voices in popular music has had a sparse recording career since the initial demise of Simon And Garfunkel in 1970. The break-up of one of the most successful post-war singing duos was due in part to Garfunkels desire to go into acting, and Paul Simons understandable resentment that his non-songwriting partner took the glory on his compositions like Bridge Over Troubled Water. While Simon had the songs, Garfunkel possessed the voice. The split would be revisited in The Breakup, included on Garfunkels 1993 oddities collection, Up Til Now, though by this time the two parties had made their peace.
In terms of personal history, Garfunkel can lay claim to a masters degree in mathematics, and the fact that he completed a mission to walk all the way across the USA, in 100-mile...