Queens-born Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel began their musical careers as the duo Tom & Jerry in 1957. Seven years later, the pair released their first album under their last names—Simon & Garfunkel—and their fame reached a crescendo with the release of 1967’s The Graduate, which featured their iconic songs “The Sound of Silence,” “Scarborough Fair,” and “Mrs. Robinson.” Although they broke up several times during the 1960s, Simon and Garfunkel parted for good in 1970—in theory. The two old friends have since reunited several times, but no comeback was quite as heralded as “The Concert in Central Park” in 1981. The free performance was attended by more than 500,000 fans and was so successful, that the pair collaborated on new songs for Simon’s 1983 album Hearts and Bones.