From time to time, we like to check on some of the artists we haven't heard from in a while and ask, "where are they now"? If you like the music of the 60s and 70s, the name Art Garfunkel brings back memories of Simon & Garfunkel and a successful solo career as well.
After a lengthy and career-threatening bout with vocal cord paresis, Art Garfunkel says that his voice is now "96 percent" of where it was in 2010. In a new interview, he speaks optimistically about the possibility of another Simon & Garfunkel tour, but admits there is one obstacle to hurdle: Paul Simon.
The year was 1981. You may remember listening to me back then on Rock 107 (oh how the times have changed). I remember watching on TV that night catching news clips from New York City. Simon and Garfunkel were performing their historic “The Concert In Central Park” show. I remember seeing a massive crowd of people, and I remember the good tunes.
We’re all classic rock fans here, so we can probably pretty much all agree that the world would be an emptier place without the voice of the guy whose angelic tenor powered ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’ But that’s a future that, until relatively recently, we faced thanks to the vocal paralysis that had plagued Art Garfunkel since 2010.
Art Garfunkel says he is in good voice as the 40th anniversary of Simon and Garfunkel’s classic album “Bridge Over Troubled Water” approaches. “Bridge” came out in 1970 just before he and Paul Simon parted ways, but Garfunkel still performs some of the duo’s hits on tour, and he is planning to start recording the material again...