42 Facts About Art Garfunkel


In 2008, Art Garfunkel was ranked 86th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.


Art Garfunkel was a middle child with two brothers, the older Jules and the younger Jerome.


Art Garfunkel is of Romanian-Jewish descent, his paternal grandparents having emigrated from the city of Iasi.


At his bar mitzvah in 1954, Art Garfunkel performed as a cantor, singing over four hours of his repertoire for his family.


Art Garfunkel was a team member in tennis, skiing, fencing, and bowling at the college and joined the all-male a cappella group on campus, the Columbia Kingsmen.


Art Garfunkel assisted him in his homework by reading his textbooks to Greenberg, who went on to graduate with honors.


Art Garfunkel briefly teamed with songwriter Bruce Woodley of The Seekers.

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Art Garfunkel worked as the vocal arranger for the duo, working out by whom the songs would be sung and how each song was produced.


Art Garfunkel is credited as having written the arrangement on "The Boxer" and creating "Voices of Old People" on Bookends.


Art Garfunkel spent late 1971 to early 1972 working as a mathematics teacher teaching geometry to high school sophomores at the short-lived Litchfield Academy in Connecticut.


The album was received with mixed reviews, reaching number 5 in the US In 1974, Art Garfunkel released the hit single "Second Avenue".


On his next album, 1975's Breakaway, Art Garfunkel briefly reunited with Simon for the 1975 hit "My Little Town".


In 1976, Garfunkel recorded both background and duet vocals for several artists, including Stephen Bishop's Careless album, James Taylor's In The Pocket album and JD Souther's Black Rose album.


From December 1976 to September 1977, Art Garfunkel worked on his next album.


In 1978, Art Garfunkel toured the US and Canada extensively with noted guitarist Arlen Roth, John Barlow Jarvis on piano, and Leah Kunkel on second vocals.


Art Garfunkel later admitted that the incident left him in a deep depression.


Art Garfunkel's next album was a low point in his career.


In 1986, Garfunkel played the part of the butcher on the Mike Batt concept album The Hunting of the Snark.


Art Garfunkel again left the music scene when his father died.


In 2003, Art Garfunkel made his debut as a songwriter on his Everything Waits to Be Noticed album.


In 2003, Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited again for a successful world tour that extended into 2004.


In 2009, Art Garfunkel appeared as himself on the HBO television show Flight of the Conchords episode entitled "Prime Minister".


Art Garfunkel continued to tour in 2009 with four musicians and his son.


In January 2010, Art Garfunkel developed vocal problems following damage to his vocal cords as the result of an incident in which he had briefly choked on a piece of lobster.


In November 2010, Art Garfunkel said that because of quitting smoking he was recovering from paresis and would be touring in 2011.

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Art Garfunkel tried to resume touring in August 2012 just after releasing a 34-song retrospective, The Singer.


Art Garfunkel scheduled 19 solo shows in the United States and Sweden between August and December 2012.


Art Garfunkel was riding a motorcycle and began writing a poem describing the countryside.


Art Garfunkel's website contains a year-by-year listing of every book he has read since 1968.


Art Garfunkel has an interest in the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, having read his book Confessions at least three times.


Art Garfunkel pursued an acting career in the early 1970s, appearing in two Mike Nichols films: Catch-22, in which he played a supporting role as the 19-year-old naive Lieutenant Nately, and Carnal Knowledge, a co-starring role in which he played the idealistic character Sandy.


Art Garfunkel later appeared in Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing as Alex Linden, an American psychiatrist who serves as the film's main antagonist.


Art Garfunkel played Harry Finklestein, the slightly senile and comic-relief father of the film's main character.


Art Garfunkel's voice changed almost imperceptibly until his late fifties, when it began to lower after years of smoking.


Art Garfunkel quit smoking around 2010 to aid his recovery from vocal cord paresis.


Art Garfunkel has claimed that not only did he not love her, he didn't even like her much.


Art Garfunkel was romantically involved with actress and photographer Laurie Bird from March 1974 until her suicide in 1979.


Art Garfunkel senior has undertaken several long walks in his lifetime, writing poetry along the way.


From 1983 to 1997, Art Garfunkel walked across the United States, taking 40 excursions to complete the route from New York City to the Pacific coast of Oregon.


In May 1998, Garfunkel launched an installment walk across Europe, from a start in Ireland to his final stop in Istanbul in 2015.


Art Garfunkel has said his all-time favorite pop song was The Beatles' "Here, There and Everywhere" and his all-time favorite album was Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.


Art Garfunkel has been arrested twice for the possession of marijuana: once in early 2004 and again in August 2005.