Arthur Ira Garfunkel is an American singer, poet, and actor. He is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People's Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned eight Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he and Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2008, Garfunkel was ranked 86th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
|Birth name:||Arthur Ira Garfunkel|
|Born:||November 5, 1941, New York City, New York|
|Genres:||Folk, rock, pop|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, actor, poet|
|Labels:||Columbia, Manhattan, Atco|
|Associated acts:||Simon & Garfunkel|
|Website:||Art Garfunkel's Official site|
|Facebook:||Art Garfunkel's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Art Garfunkel's IMDb|
About Art Garfunkel
Singing partner of Paul Simon in the eponymous duo Simon & Garfunkel. He also pursued a solo musical career and acting.
He met Simon when they were acting in the school play Alice In Wonderland. Garfunkel claims he became obsessed with making music when he was in first grade.
Earlier having supplied music to Mike Nichols' The Graduate, it was no surprise that, when he began acting, he wound up being in two of the directors subsequent films, Catch-22 and Carnal Knowledge.
He married Linda Grossman on October 12, 1972, and, after their divorce in 1975, he married Kim Garfunkel on September 18, 1988. He has two sons named James and Beau.
He once recorded background music for James Taylor.
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- Simon & Garfunkel
- American folk rock musicians
- Jewish folk singers
- Atco Records artists
- Jewish American songwriters
- American tenors
- Teachers College, Columbia University alumni