On this day 1981: Simon and Garfunkel reunite for Central Park concert


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The Independent Culture

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited to play a free concert in front of half a million people in New York’s Central Park.

They had first hit the charts in 1957 as Tom and Jerry with “Hey Schoolgirl”, but by the early 1970s were fed up with each other,  parting just as the album Bridge Over Troubled Water was on its way to selling tens of millions. A world tour followed the Central Park concert, the live album went platinum, and it was the first of many reunions – though all have been shortlived.