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Art Garfunkel to play Israel in June

American singer, best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in Simon & Garfunkel, is expected to perform duo’s greatest hits during Jaffa concert.
American singer and actor Art Garfunkel, best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, will arrive in Israel this summer for one concert at the Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa on June 10, in which he is expected to perform all of the successful duo’s hits.

Garfunkel was born to a Jewish family in Queens, New York City in 1941. He met Paul Simon, who is also Jewish, in the sixth grade in 1953 and the two began performing as a duo four years later.

In 1963, they officially became known as “Simon & Garfunkel” with a debut album which kicked off the glorious career of one of the most famous and successful groups in the 1960s and in the history of music.

Simon was mostly responsible for creating the songs, while Garfunkel was the wonderful vocalist with the memorable voice from one of the duo’s greatest hits, “Bridge Over Troubled Water.

In 1990 the duo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2003 they were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards. In 2009 they reunited for a concert tour, but were forced to cancel the remaining tour dates in 2010 after Garfunkel was diagnosed with vocal cord paresis.


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