This highly successful folk rock duo first played together during their early years in New York. Paul Simon (Paul Frederic Simon, 13 October 1941, Newark, New Jersey, USA) and Art Garfunkel (b. Arthur Garfunkel, 5 November 1941, Forest Hills, New York City, New York, USA) were initially inspired by the Everly Brothers and under the name Tom And Jerry enjoyed a US Top 50 hit in 1957 with the rock n roll styled Hey, Schoolgirl. They also completed an album which was later reissued after their rise to international prominence in the 60s. Garfunkel completed two solo singles as Artie Garr before returning to college. Simon pursued a solo career before the duo reunited in 1964 for Wednesday Morning, 3AM. A strong, harmonic work, which included an acoustic reading of The Sound Of Silence, the album did not sell well enough to encourage the duo to stay together.
While Simon was in England the folk rock boom was...
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