Talk:Simon & Garfunkel

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Good articleSimon & Garfunkel has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Main Page trophyThis article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on June 1, 2004.
Article milestones
DateProcessResult
March 15, 2004Featured article candidatePromoted
January 28, 2006Featured article reviewDemoted
May 19, 2006Featured article candidateNot promoted
April 30, 2015Good article nomineeListed
Current status: Former featured article, current good article


artgarfunkel.com hacked?[edit]

If you notice the source of the page, there is some JavaScript inserted in the homepage that redirects it to a shopping site if the HTTP referer is one of a few major search engines. I searched the domain that is the source of the script, and I found this article. While clicking on the link from Wikipedia would not trigger the redirection, finding it from search results would. I've removed the link per WP:ELNO #3. Anon126 (notify me of responses! / talk / contribs) 06:15, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Citation issues[edit]

These need to be addressed prior to passing GA.

  • There is no source Eliot 2007 , p. 94. Harv error: link from #CITEREFEliot2007 doesn't point to any citation. --Gaff (talk) 04:33, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
  • another error: Bennighof, James (2007). The Words and Music of Paul Simon. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-275-99163-0. Harv error: There is no link pointing to this citation. The anchor is named CITEREFBennighof2007.
  • Kingston, Victoria (2000). Simon & Garfunkel: The Biography. Fromm International. ISBN 978-0-88064-246-0. Harv error: There is no link pointing to this citation. The anchor is named CITEREFKingston2000.--Gaff (talk) 04:37, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Repeated Info[edit]

I noticed that there are verbatim repeats of sentences contained in the lede portion of the article. It seems like a somewhat lazy approach to writing the article, although I understand the temptation to do so. I was wondering if someone can enlighten me on this subject. Is it acceptable? What are the drawbacks, if any? By the way, the article is well done in my mind. Thanks to all who had a hand in it's writing.THX1136 (talk) 14:35, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Misunderstood reference[edit]

The article says "Their rather clean sound and muted lyricism made them unpopular among hippies in some circles." However, the linked source says it "cost them some hipness points" which assuredly is not the same thing.75.67.193.22 (talk) 04:26, 9 August 2015 (UTC)LarryE Aug 9 2015

Absolutely. I have corrected that and begun to remove redundancy, illegitimate use of passive voice to create sourceless generalizations, weasel words, and more. Sensei48 (talk) 00:48, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Slick commercial feel to this article[edit]

This article has a slick feel to it--as if it was written by Simon and Garfunkel's agents. Vital details are missing--when were they born? What were their individual roles in the creative process? Why for example, in the Concert in Central Park does Paul Simon leave the stage and only Art Garfunkel is left to sing Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Was he the main person behind the song? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.20.138.71 (talk) 11:28, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

He leaves the stage at that particular song because there's simply no on-stage part for him - no guitar picking and no second vocal. He would have been superfluous. Actually, he did it that way already when they first performed the song in concert, in late 1969 (months before the album came out) according to an early-seventies interview in Rolling Stone and Kingston's S&G book. The song has always been firmly associated with Art's vocal, and actually Simon recalled in that interview that he felt the stomping and loud applause Artie got for it at the time (in 1969/70) to be exacerbating the rift between them: he would be sitting there thinking "That's my song, man. I wrote that song. Thank you very much" and feeling quirky about thinking that way. 83.251.170.27 (talk) 10:23, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Graduation year from Forest Hills High School[edit]

The current article says that they graduated in 1959 but there's empirical evidence that they really graduated in 1958. They appear in the 1958 yearbook, which exists in hard copy and on the classmates.com website. S&G also appear in the 1958 class list on the FHHS alumni site http://foresthillshighschool.net/forest_hills-ny/class-of-1958.html. Efforts to update the year in the article have been rejected due to concerns about the quality of the cites. Would using the hardcopy yearbook as a cite work? It's a published book so it should qualify, right? Thanks. ROsattin (talk) 03:51, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

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