There is no doubt that Simon and Garfunkel represent one of the central musical duos of the late 1960's and helped to fashion the outlooks and attitudes of the era as much as Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and many others. Having released five albums between 1965 and 1970, Simon and Garfunkel participated in many of the key events of the era: the expansion of interest in folk and its social themes, criticisms of the Vietnam War, and creating the soundtrack of 1967's The Graduate---a movie which is acknowledged as having profound effects upon the culture.
This website offers several avenues to learn more about Simon and Garfunkel's music and the role it played in their time. Hopefully, it will demonstrate why they are considered to be such a leading symbol of the 1960's era.
- Old Friends - A brief history of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and their music.
- Bookends - A discography of albums released by the duo.
- Keep the Customer Satisfied - A list of 45rpm singles released by Simon & Garfunkel.
- Why Don't You Write Me? - Simon & Garfunkel lyrics from "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." to "My Little Town".
- Patterns - Lyrical themes from S&G songs and my interpretations of them.
- Songs for the Asking - Short clips from several of their songs.
- Overs: Beyond Simon & Garfunkel - If you're interested in the work of Paul and Art after S&G, here are some suggestions.
- "Tonight I'll sing my songs again" - A brief overview of some of the reunions of S&G over the years including their most recent "Old Friends" tour as well as a list of some compilations of S&G works.
Thanks for visiting - Please feel free to write with comments or questions to:
Simon and Garfunkel
"Old Friends" Reunion Tour
For additional lyrics, great album reviews and song analyses,
midis, and more, be sure and visit The Simon and Garfunkel Lyrics Archive