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Art Garfunkel performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2010.
September 1, 2012 Though he went on to a string of Top 40 solo hits, Art Garfunkel is still best known as half of a legendary duo. With the release of a new retrospective, which covers his work from Simon & Garfunkel's heyday through the present, Garfunkel says he's looking for some long-overdue credit.
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All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, possibly singing with his parents, circa 1959.
June 5, 2012 If you grew up with parents who love music, chances are you raided their record collection at some point. What did you find? Was there an artist or album or song that shaped your tastes in music today, or something that you still carry around with you years later?
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May 14, 2012 Hear how intern Jenna Strucko discovered an "old friend" of her own in the classic folk album.
A group called Paint Saginaw has been spray-painting lyrics to Simon and Garfunkel's "America" around the city.
Courtesy of Eric Schantz
December 19, 2010 The bittersweet tune is about a man leaving the Michigan town to find the true meaning of America. Now, the lyrics to the 1968 song have been appearing on vacant buildings around Saginaw, a city that fell apart after General Motors closed its factories in the area.
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October 19, 2010 We recently asked listeners to tell us about a time when music came to their rescue. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we share some of those stories and the music behind them.
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June 12, 2004 Simon and Garfunkel made some of the most memorable music of the 1960s and '70s. They are back together on tour, performing old favorites and a new song. On Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR's Scott Simon conducts a rare interview with the musical duo.
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November 1, 2003 Estranged for years, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are reunited this fall for what they call the "Old Friends" tour. They are "coo coo ca-chooing" at arenas across the country. Scarborough Fair is not listed as a concert venue. NPR's Lynn Neary and Jim Nayder talk about alternative versions of Simon and Garfunkel songs. Nayder hosts The Annoying Music Show! and has produced numerous annoying music CDs. He is also an internationally known chef renowned for his innovative use of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
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