New York’s Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel first recorded as Tom & Jerry in 1957. After a brief split, they reunited as Simon & Garfunkel in 1965.
In the next 5 years, the folk-rock duo put 13 songs on the charts. Three of those were #1 hits, and all of them were written by Paul Simon.
In 1970, they decided to break up the successful union and go their separate ways.
Paul went on to chart 19 songs without his partner.
His greatest success came with the release of 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover in December of 1975. The song remained on the charts for a total of 17 weeks. It reached the top spot on February 7, 1976 and stayed there for 3 weeks in a row.
With backing vocals by Patti Austin, Phoebe Snow and Valerie Simpson – here’s Paul Simon’s biggest hit: