According to Biography, Simon and Garfunkel reunited in 1981 after a period of individual struggles. The turning point came with the release of their iconic song “The Sound of Silence,” which seamlessly blended folk elements with electric guitar, captivating a new generation.
Their remarkable journey culminated with the celebrated success of The Graduate soundtrack, propelling them to win seven Grammy Awards within a few years. Despite their creative triumphs and global album sales exceeding 100 million, internal creative differences led to their eventual split, with Paul Simon venturing into a successful solo career.
Over the years, the duo has reunited on several poignant occasions, notably following the tragedy of 9/11, where their rendition of “The Sound of Silence” on SNL provided solace and solidarity to a grieving nation. Additionally, their joint performances for charitable causes, such as the 1982 Central Park concert that drew 500,000 attendees, showcased their enduring bond and commitment to their beloved hometown of New York