Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

This is the first of three consecutive episodes spotlighting the careers of two singers who became counter-culture as well as rock and roll icons in 1960s, as they transformed into one of the most successful duos in music history.


Their first hit happened in 1957, as they emulated the style of an established star duo they idolized – The Everly Brothers. And they reached international stardom eight years later in 1965, when unbeknownst to them, a record producer electrified one of their acoustic recordings and created a #1 hit.


They would go on to release five studio albums, fifteen compilation albums, four live albums, one extended play 45, 26 singles, one soundtrack, and four box sets. And their music continues to be a mainstay of radio station and internet streaming play lists to this very day.


They’re Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. And we’ll cover their career by spotlighting all of their hit singles in chronological order.


And as a special treat for our tens of thousands of listeners, Al Mitchell, the original host of "Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll when it was syndicated on 135+ radio stations in the mid-1980s, provides guest commentary along with our resident "Rockologist" Ken Deutsch.


See the complete hit singles discography of Simon & Garfunkel on the "Musicology" page.