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."
Simon & Garfunkel released many other huge hits, including "Mrs. Robinson," "The Sound of Silence," "The Boxer" and "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," which shaped an entire generation in America.
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.
Art Garfunkel is being brought to Israel by producer Udi Appelboim, owner of the Concerto company. Ticket prices will range from NIS 299 to NIS 1,100 ($75-277) and can be purchased in the Lean ticket office.