When people think of musical duos, usually the first one that springs to mind is Simon & Garfunkel. Sure, there’s also Hall & Oates, Sonny & Cher, and the Carpenters, to name a few, but most people visualize Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel standing on a stage, crooning hits like “Cecilia.” They were a creative tsunami. Sadly, they parted ways for many years, but it was an amicable split. Well, maybe to them. Fans had other ideas.
Over the years they have reunited at certain events and it always gives their listeners a thrill to hear them back together. But like those divorced parents who are better friends than lovers they part ways again. But, like this video of them singing one of their most well-known songs shows, there is still passion and energy when they get together on stage.
When they are on stage, it’s like time melts away. There’s such passion in this version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in the video that it should make almost anyone listening weep from the emotions that it invokes. It certainly made me do that. Even though these two men are now in their mid-seventies, if you close your eyes, you can imagine them as the youngsters they were at a time when they were still poised to win multiple Grammies and other awards for their musical output.
It’s never too late for friends to reunite. It may take one, two, or even three decades, but then they do, it’s like they never left each other’s company and they never lost the magic that they had all those years ago. Simon and Garfunkel had successes and failures as solo artists and they both know, especially in their advanced years, that looking back and wondering what would have happened if they stayed together is fruitless. Still, we wonder.
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