History Music / SimonAndGarfunkel

23rd Aug '16 4:42:40 AM Morgenthaler
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With the release of "The Sounds of Silence", Simon & Garfunkel became one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of folk-rock alongside TheByrds. The song was also their first hit on the pop charts, reaching the number one spot on New Year's Day in 1966. Subsequent hits included "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", and "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", which combined the English folk ballad "Scarborough Fair" with an anti-war poem sung in counterpoint, Later, their fame took an ever bigger boost when their music was used in the film ''Film/TheGraduate'', which not only included their older songs (which was rare at that time for film) but also new material like "Mrs. Robinson."

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With the release of "The Sounds of Silence", Simon & Garfunkel became one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of folk-rock alongside TheByrds.Music/TheByrds. The song was also their first hit on the pop charts, reaching the number one spot on New Year's Day in 1966. Subsequent hits included "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", and "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", which combined the English folk ballad "Scarborough Fair" with an anti-war poem sung in counterpoint, Later, their fame took an ever bigger boost when their music was used in the film ''Film/TheGraduate'', which not only included their older songs (which was rare at that time for film) but also new material like "Mrs. Robinson."
26th Jul '16 12:19:23 AM mouki
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Garfunkel towered over Paul Simon in length.

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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Garfunkel (standing at 1.83m or 6 feet tall) towered over Paul Simon (1.6m/5'2") in length.height.
17th Jul '16 2:13:52 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* LesserStar: Former TropeNamer. Art Garfunkel has been characterized as the junior partner in the duo, and there is truth in that, as Simon sang, played guitar, and wrote all the music, while Garfunkel only sang. However, Garfunkel had a big hand in the vocal arrangements, and helped create the close harmonies that were one of the group's calling cards. One way to observe what Garfunkel brought to the act is to listen to ''The Concert in Central Park'' and pay attention to the Paul Simon solo tunes sung by the duo: "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard", "American Tune", "Late in the Evening", "Slip Slidin' Away", and "Kodachrome". The sound of the Simon and Garfunkel performances is very different from the original Paul Simon versions.

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* LesserStar: Former TropeNamer. Art Garfunkel has been characterized as the junior partner in the duo, and there is truth in that, as Simon sang, played guitar, and wrote all the music, while Garfunkel only sang. However, For many fans, that was enough because Garfunkel was by far the more talented vocalist. As such, Garfunkel had a big hand in the vocal arrangements, and helped create the close harmonies that were one of the group's calling cards. One way to observe what Garfunkel brought to the act is to listen to ''The Concert in Central Park'' and pay attention to the Paul Simon solo tunes sung by the duo: "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard", "American Tune", "Late in the Evening", "Slip Slidin' Away", and "Kodachrome". The sound of the Simon and Garfunkel performances is very different from the original Paul Simon versions.
9th Jul '16 1:24:35 AM freesefan
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* CallBack: "Save the Life of My Child" off of ''Bookends'' has a sample from "The Sounds of Silence".
30th Jun '16 5:06:23 AM freesefan
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* ChangedForTheVideo: When they performed "The Boxer" live for their 1981 concert in Central Park, the song has an entire verse (starting with "Now the years are rolling by me/They are rocking evenly") that is absent from the original version of the song as recorded on ''Music/BridgeOverTroubledWater''. On the album, that part of the song is an instrumental break.
16th Jun '16 5:30:43 AM Ezclee4050
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* RiddleForTheAges: The four letter word written in crayon on the subway wall in "A Poem on the Underground Wall". WildMassGuessing has ensued on that, ranging from "LOVE" to "FUCK".

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* RiddleForTheAges: The four letter word written in crayon on the subway wall in "A Poem on the Underground Wall". WildMassGuessing has ensued on that, ranging from "LOVE" to "FUCK". Garfunkel's concert intro for the song implied it was the latter (it was inspired by graffiti they saw in the subway while shooting the cover photo for ''Wednesday Morning, 3 AM'').




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* WritersCannotDoMath: Jokingly invoked on the label for the "Fakin' It" single in 1967, which listed the song's running time as 2:74. It was either a StealthPun (the song's called "Fakin' It" and it has a fake time listed) or a sneaky way to fool radio stations into thinking the song was under three minutes.
15th Jun '16 11:22:37 PM Doug86
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Music/PaulSimon and Art Garfunkel (both born 1941) first came together in 1957 under the name Tom & Jerry, but rose to fame as Simon & Garfunkel almost ten years later, mostly due to their hit "The Sound of Silence" (1965). Both men were childhood friends growing up in [[NewYorkCity Queens, New York]] a few blocks away from each other.

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Music/PaulSimon and Art Garfunkel (both born 1941) first came together in 1957 under the name Tom & Jerry, but rose to fame as Simon & Garfunkel almost ten years later, mostly due to their hit "The Sound of Silence" (1965). Both men were childhood friends growing up in [[NewYorkCity [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Queens, New York]] a few blocks away from each other.
15th Jun '16 9:34:24 PM bt8257
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Music/PaulSimon and Art Garfunkel (both born 1941) first came together in 1957 under the name Tom & Jerry, but rose to fame as Simon & Garfunkel almost ten years later, mostly due to their hit "The Sound Of Silence" (1965). Both men were childhood friends growing up in [[NewYorkCity Queens, New York]] a few blocks away from each other.

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Music/PaulSimon and Art Garfunkel (both born 1941) first came together in 1957 under the name Tom & Jerry, but rose to fame as Simon & Garfunkel almost ten years later, mostly due to their hit "The Sound Of of Silence" (1965). Both men were childhood friends growing up in [[NewYorkCity Queens, New York]] a few blocks away from each other.
5th Jun '16 9:46:58 AM Mdumas43073
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The duo split up following the release of their album ''Music/BridgeOverTroubledWater'' in 1970. Simon went on to experience a BreakupBreakout and a successful solo career, while Garfunkel is still best known for his efforts with the duo, although he's also known for singing the ThemeSong of ''Film/WatershipDown'' and for his acting roles in such films as ''Film/CatchTwentyTwo'', ''Carnal Knowledge'', and ''Film/BadTiming'' (while Paul Simon appeared in ''Film/AnnieHall'' and ''Film/OneTrickPony''). They have reunited (and broken up again) several times over the years. Most famously, they came together for a 1981 free concert in Central Park, which drew a crowd of over half a million.

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The duo split up following the release of their album ''Music/BridgeOverTroubledWater'' in 1970. Simon went on to experience a BreakupBreakout and a successful solo career, while Garfunkel is still best known for his efforts with the duo, although he's also known for singing the ThemeSong of ''Film/WatershipDown'' and for his acting roles in such films as ''Film/CatchTwentyTwo'', ''Carnal Knowledge'', ''Film/CarnalKnowledge'', and ''Film/BadTiming'' (while Paul Simon appeared in ''Film/AnnieHall'' and ''Film/OneTrickPony''). They have reunited (and broken up again) several times over the years. Most famously, they came together for a 1981 free concert in Central Park, which drew a crowd of over half a million.
29th May '16 10:03:03 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SocietyMarchesOn: "Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night" in particular. Gee, LennyBruce died this year?

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* SocietyMarchesOn: "Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night" in particular. Gee, LennyBruce Creator/LennyBruce died this year?
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