Art Garfunkel: Biography, Life, And Facts About The Enigmatic Rock Star

Art Garfunkel, relaxes on a bench in the Embankment Gardens, London, in 1975. Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

Art Garfunkel of Simon & Garfunkel is known as the tender voice in hits like "The Boxer," "I Am A Rock," "The Sound Of Silence," and "Mrs. Robinson" -- songs that changed folk music in the 1960s. But he's more than just Paul Simon’s sidekick. He’s a poet and an actor who’s also extremely well educated, although you wouldn’t know it without prodding him. After Simon and Garfunkel broke apart he didn’t fade into the background as quietly as history suggests. Since the demise of the duo he’s sung with a number of artists, written hundreds of poems, appeared in edgy movies, and he’s done quite a bit of walking. Art Garfunkel is a man of many talents, even if fair weathered fans only remember him as a singer.