From duo to solo artist
Art Garfunkel scored many hits in the 1960s as part of the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. They released one hit after another such as' Mrs. Robinson ',' Scarborough Fair ',' The Sound Of Silence ',' The Boxer 'and the classic' Bridge Over Troubled Water ', which was recorded exactly 50 years ago. In the early 1970s, the duo decided to split up and Garfunkel was seen as an actor in Hollywood films for a few years. Three years later his solo career started as a singer and he got his first own number 1 hit in the late seventies with the single 'Bright Eyes', the soundtrack of the film Watership Down.
Highlights of his solo career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number one rankings, two UK number one hits and a People's Choice Award . Throughout his musical career, Garfunkel has won eight Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Paul Simon and in 2008 Garfunkel was ranked 86th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.