When Paul Simon recently announced he was retiring from touring in 2018, and his last shows would be for the “Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour”, many of us wondered what happened to his former musical partner, Art Garfunkel. Well, he is coming to Annapolis this April to sing his poetic lyrics on his tour: “Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up.”
Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel began working together as teenagers in 1956 in New York City. However, they often quarreled, which eventually led to their breakup in 1970. In between, they were one of the most successful musical artists during the 1960s. They were considered counterculture icons on par with Bob Dylan and The Beatles. Their hits included “The Sound of Silence” (1964), “Mrs. Robinson” (1968), “The Boxer” (1969), and “Bridge over Troubled Water” (1970).
Garfunkel continued recording albums after parting with Simon. One of his hits as a solo artist is “All I Know”. He also took up acting for a short period, and had prominent roles in the movies Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge, and Bad Timing.
There have been several Simon & Garfunkel reunions where they performed together. In 1981, their evening performance titled, “The Concert in Central Park”, drew more than 500,000 people, and it is the seventh-largest attendance for a concert in history.
Garfunkel’s has earned six Grammys, both collaborating with Simon and on his own, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. Simon & Garfunkel were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
In 1989, Garfunkel published a book of poetry titled Still Water. His new book, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in September 2017.
Show: “Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up”
Date & Time: Sunday, April 8, 2018 – Doors open 7:00 p.m. / Show: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Frances Scott Key Auditorium
Address: 60 College Avenue, St. John’s College, Annapolis
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