The Simon & Garfunkel Story, which chronicles the amazing musical journey shared by the folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, is coming to three Montana cities: Nov. 30 at the Mansfield Theater in Great Falls, Dec. 1 at the Mother Lode in Butte and Dec. 2 at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings.
From their humble beginnings as Tom and Jerry, the duo became one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s before their dramatic split in 1970. The Simon & Garfunkel Story culminates with the famous Concert in Central Park reunion in 1981, with more than half a million fans in attendance.
Using state-of-the-art video projection, photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their hits, including “Mrs. Robinson” (featured in the 1967 film “The Graduate”), “Cecilia,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound,” and many more.
In his review of the show, Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune wrote, “If you bought and loved these platinum and double-platinum albums, as did I, I wager you will have a fine time reliving your memories as one song follows another.”
With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon and Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs poignantly captured those turbulent times, making them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they earned 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
In 1977, their Bridge Over Troubled Water album was nominated at the 1977 Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their “The Sound of Silence” awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.