Simon and Garfunkel were a popular music duo comprised of Paul Simon and Arthur 'Art' Garfunkel. Simon and Garfunkel were among the most popular recording artists of the 1960s, and are best known for their songs, 'The Sound of Silence', 'Mrs. Robinson' and 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'. They have received several Grammys and are inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1956, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were juniors at Forest Hills High School in New York City who began playing together as a group called Tom and Jerry, with Simon as Jerry Landis and Garfunkel as Tom Graph — so called because he always liked to track 'graph' hits on the pop charts. As seniors in 1957, they started writing their own songs in the Everly Brothers' rock and roll style. They managed to record one of their first songs, Hey, Schoolgirl, for Sid Prosen of Big Records. Released on 45 and 78 rpm records, the single — backed with 'Dancin' Wild' — sold 100,000 copies, hitting #49 on the Billboard charts.This biography is published under the GNU Licence