Influences on Simon and GarfunkelWith careers lasting more than a half-century, Simon and Garfunkel’s influences have evolved over time. They have identified the Everly Brothers, Bob Dylan, the Hilltoppers, the Four Aces, the Crewcuts, Little Richard, and Fats Domino as among their earliest influences.
Influenced by Simon and GarfunkelSimon and Garfunkel have had an enormous influence on popular and folk music. One measure lies in the range of artists that have performed or recorded covers of one song alone, “Bridge over Troubled Water.” The list includes Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, The Jackson Five, The Supremes, Andrea Bocelli and Mary Blige, Perry Como, Roy Orbison, Buck Owens, Shirley Bassey, Roberta Flack, Johnny Cash, and Stevie Wonder.
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