Simon & Garfunkel Career Timeline
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
Simon & Garfunkel hit #1 with the album and title track “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” It is the duo’s last original studio album.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
Saturday Night Live
(On the second show ever) Simon & Garfunkel perform “The Boxer” and “Scarborough Fair/Canticle.”
“(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.
Extensive trek includes performances in the USA, UK, Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Israel.
The Concert In Central Park Live Album
The album enters the Billboard 200 chart in March 1982 and reaches #6.
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.
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.”
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.
Old Friends: The Concert Tour
The tour comes to New Zealand, Australia and Japan.