One of the most recognizable and beloved voices in all of music, Art Garfunkel has been fine tuning his instrument since he was a small child, singing into a wire recorder he received from his father. He has since made a lasting mark on the music world as both a solo artist, and half of the extraordinary duo Simon & Garfunkel. The pair, who brought us classic songs like "Mrs. Robinson," "The Sound of Silence," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water," remains one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed musical duos in history.
In the clip below, Garfunkel -- currently in the middle of an international tour -- paints his ideal portrait of a great live show.
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