Mit seiner Solokarriere erreichte Art Garfunkel nicht annähernd die Erfolge, die sein Kollege Paul Simon feierte. Er arbeitete als Schauspieler, brachte Platten heraus und hatte zumindest mit “Bright Eyes“ einen weltweiten Hit.
Art Garfunkel turns 80 on November 5. The singer and songwriter began his career back in 1956, when he performed with Paul Simon under Tom & Jerry and made his first recordings. In 1963 the duo was signed by Columbia as Simon & Garfunkel and started a world career: first US number one in 1965 "The Sound Of Silence", first US number one album in 1968 BOOKENDS. The first split occurred in 1970 immediately after their most successful album, BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, which reached the top of the charts in all relevant markets worldwide. Since 1972, several reunions for large-scale live activities took place.
With his solo career, Art Garfunkel did not achieve nearly the success like his companion Paul Simon. He worked as an actor, released records and at least had a worldwide hit with "Bright Eyes".