According to Biography, Simon and Garfunkel reunited in 1981 after a series of individual pursuits. Paul Simon’s attempt to establish himself in the music scene in England had yielded no success, but their fortunes changed dramatically with the recording of the iconic song, “The Sound of Silence.”
This powerful track seamlessly blended their folk sensibilities with the addition of electric guitar, captivating audiences and solidifying their status as musical icons. The duo embarked on college campus tours, and their music and lyrics became anthems for a new generation.
By the time Simon and Garfunkel worked on The Graduate soundtrack, they had already achieved significant success. Within just a few years, they transitioned from setbacks to earning an impressive seven Grammy Awards. Despite gaining more creative control, it appeared that they also desired more independence from each other. Despite their accomplishments and selling over 100 million albums worldwide, the duo eventually split