Art Garfunkel / Fort Collins / Lincoln Center Performance Hall / March 8 Tickets
Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His “beautiful countertenor,” as Neil Strauss described Art’s voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners. Simon & Garfunkel won five Grammy awards together, two in 1968 (Record of the Year and Best Contemporary Pop Performance/ Duo or Group for “Mrs. Robinson”); and three in 1970 (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists for “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” which also won Song of the Year and Best Engineered Recording).
In 1977, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” received the prestigious Britannia Award for “Best International Pop LP and Single, 1952-77,” as voted by the music industry of Great Britain. In 1972, Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits was released, remaining on the charts for 131 weeks in the US and a staggering 179 weeks in the UK. The album has since sold 14 million units – the largest selling album of all time for a duo. In 1990, Paul and Art were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.