Simon & Garfunkel

From: Queens, New York

Active: 1964-1970

I first noticed them: when "Scarborough Fair" played over the ending of an episode of The Wonder Years

Sound: folk rock

Further listening: I don't know Simon & Garfunkel's full oeuvre, but I got their best-of CD back in the '80s and liked it pretty well at the time. Here's my second-favorite of their songs, in the unlikely event that it isn't playing on the oldies station in your market right now. (A shout-out to Gorgoni & Bushnell & Gregg, the rock musicians whose overdubs make this song work.)

"The Sound of Silence" (1965)