Simon & Garfunkel reunite in New York City

Old friends: Simon & Garfunkel sing for New York
Old friends: Simon & Garfunkel sing for New York

The famed duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited Friday night (13 February) at New York City's Beacon Theatre, the first concert at the venue after a seven-month, $16 million renovation.

Simon had already put on an eclectic, enthusiastically received 90-minute set when he said the magic words the audience longed to hear: "Ladies and gentlemen, my old friend Art Garfunkel."

The response from the crowd, which included everyone from Paul McCartney to Jon Bon Jovi to the Jonas Brothers, was deafening.

Simon & Garfunkel performed The Sound Of Silence (see video below), The Boxer and Old Friends, their legendary harmonies still gloriously intact. It was their third appearance together since a 2004 reunion tour.

"The fact that you still care is tremendous," Garfunkel said during the standing ovation that followed The Sound Of Silence.

Joe Bosso

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