Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel Career Timeline

Cecilia

Simon & Garfunkel release the single “Cecilia” from the album “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The song enters the pop singles chart in April 1970 and hits #4.

El Condor Pasa (If I Could)

Simon & Garfunkel release the single “El Condor Pasa (If I Could)” from the album “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The song enters the pop singles chart in September 1970 and reaches #18.

Bridge Over Troubled Water Wins At The Grammys

In March 1971, Simon & Garfunkel win 1970 Grammy Awards including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Contemporary Song, and Best Contemporary Vocal Group for the album and title track “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

Greatest Hits

Simon & Garfunkel release their first Greatest Hits album, which enters the chart in July 1972 and reaches #5.

For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her

Simon & Garfunkel release the single “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her,” which enters the pop singles chart in September 1972 and reaches #53. The song is included as a live performance on the duo’s Greatest Hits album released in 1972, and was originally included on the album “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme.”

America

Simon & Garfunkel release the single “America,” which enters the pop singles chart in November 1972 and reaches #97. The song is included on the duo’s Greatest Hits album that same year, and was originally included on the album “Bookends.”

Saturday Night Live

(On the second show ever) Simon & Garfunkel perform “The Boxer” and “Scarborough Fair/Canticle.”

My Little Town

Simon & Garfunkel hit #9 on the pop chart with the single “My Little Town.” The song hits #1 on Billboard Magazine’s single Adult Contemporary Chart.

“(What A) Wonderful World”

Remake of Sam Cooke song hits #1 as a single with James Taylor on Billboard Magazine’s Adult Contemporary Chart.

Concert in New York’s Central Park

Simon & Garfunkel perform a full concert before 500,000 people.

The Concert In Central Park Live Album

The album enters the Billboard 200 chart in March 1982 and reaches #6.

World Tour

Extensive trek includes performances in the USA, UK, Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Israel.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Simon & Garfunkel are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The duo performs “El Condor Pasa (If I Could),” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “Goodnight Sweetheart” during the induction ceremony.

21-night concert stand at Paramount Theatre in New York

The duo performs numerous Simon & Garfunkel songs each evening.

Grammy Awards

Simon & Garfunkel perform “The Sound Of Silence” to open the telecast, and accept the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Media conference at Bottom Line in New York’s Greenwich Village

To announce Old Friends: The 2003 Concert Tour

Old Friends: The Concert Tour

Extensive tour of North America and Europe culminating with a free performance before 600,000 people at the Coliseum in Rome.

Hurricane Katrina Benefit

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform together at Madison Square Garden on September 20, 1995 in a benefit concert following Hurricane Katrina. The duo sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound” and “Mrs. Robinson.” Their performance is later included on a 2-disc DVD entitled, “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: The Concert for New Orleans.”

Old Friends: The Concert Tour

The tour comes to New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary

Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon perform together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary celebration at New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2009. The duo performs “The Sound Of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to a rousing ovation. HBO airs the show on November 29th that year.