Simon & Garfunkel were an American music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. They formed the group Tom & Jerry in 1957 and had their first success with the minor hit "Hey, Schoolgirl". As Simon & Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965, largely on the strength of the hit single "The Sound of Silence". Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate (1967), propelling them further into the public consciousness.
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, songwriter and producer. Simon's fame, influence and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel.
Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is a Grammy-award winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe nominated actor best known for being one half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.