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Simon and Garfunkel planning tour

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LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artist Art Garfunkel says he and Paul Simon are planning their first concert tour in five years.

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Stars turn out for Kennedy Honors

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Paul Simon to get inaugural Gershwin award

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Award-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon has been chosen to receive the inaugural U.S. Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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Art Garfunkel and wife have new son

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A surrogate mother has given birth to a son for singer Art Garfunkel and his wife, Kim, it was reported Wednesday.

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Art Garfunkel arrested on pot charge

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Singer Art Garfunkel was busted on a pot charge outside of Woodstock, N.Y, his second marijuana violation in two years.

Art Garfunkel charged in speeding.

, April 18 (UPI) -- Court records show that Art Garfunkel was ticketed in Wisconsin for speeding 11 to 15 mph over the posted limit, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Garfunkel pushed for new song

NEW YORK, Nev., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Art Garfunkel says he had to push Paul Simon to record the new song, "Citizen of the World," on the duo's "Old Friends Live on Stage."
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Art Garfunkel
Singer Art Garfunkel performs in concert at the famed Olympia Hall in Paris on March 21, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. In particular, he is remembered for being the lead singer on the #1 hit single, "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Highlights of his solo career include a top ten hit, three top twenty hits, six top forty hits, fourteen Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, Five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones, a Golden Globe nomination and a People's Choice Award.

Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned 5 Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1994, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Art Garfunkel (Hebrew Name: Aharon Ira ben Yaakov) was born in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, the son of Rose (b. 1911, d. June 17, 2005), a housewife, and Jacob "Jack" Garfunkel (b. July 9, 1908, d. August 1986), a travelling menswear salesman. His family was Jewish, with his paternal grandparents having immigrated from Ia┼či in Romania, and Garfunkel is the first cousin of pop impresario Lou Pearlman on his mother's side. Garfunkel attended Forest Hills High School. While neither of Garfunkel's parents had connection to the music business, both had good singing voices.

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