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Art Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel
Art Garfunkel in concert in Dublin, Ireland.
Personal information
Birth nameArthur Ira Garfunkel
BornNovember 5, 1941(age 75)
Forest Hills, New York
GenresFolk rock, soft rock, rock, pop
OccupationMusician
Songwriter
Actor
Poet
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, violin
Years active1956 present
LabelsColumbia Records
Atco Records
Associated actsSimon & Garfunkel

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Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and actor, best known as being a member of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. In 1970, at the height of their popularity, the duo split.

Garfunkel also has had a brief career as an actor, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Sandy Kaufman in Carnal Knowledge.

Highlights of his solo career include one top ten hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People's Choice Award.

Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned six Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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