Simon & Garfunkel by
By Herald Staff
Thursday, December 11, 2003
Together again, at FleetCenter, tonight and Saturday, both shows sold out
11 - Age when they met
14 - Age when Paul Simon claims the pair had their first argument
16 - Age Simon once claimed that he ``peaked'' when stealing home to win a high school baseball game
124 - Combined current ages
225 -Number of dollars it would have cost you to get the best seats for their sold-out FleetCenter shows tonight and Saturday.
25 to 60 -Number of dollars it would typically cost to see Art Garfunkel at a solo show
5 - Number of Grammys won, including Album of the Year in 1970 for ``Bridge Over Troubled Water''
6 -Number of original/non-compilation-hits-live albums (Including the 1968 soundtrack to ``The Graduate'')
14 - Number of compilation-hits-live albums
8- Number of Top 10 singles including ``The Sounds of Silence,'' ``Cecilia'' and ``The Boxer''
23 - Number of songs in reunion tour set list
35 million -number of albums sold to date
1987 - Year the Bangles scored a Top 5 hit with their cover of ``A Hazy Shade of Winter''
1990 -Year inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2001 -Year Simon was inducted into the hall as a solo artist and proclaimed, ``I regret the ending of our friendship, and I hope that one day before I die we will make peace with each other . . . no rush.''
2003 - Year they apparently made peace, in time to open 2003 Grammy awards show, receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award and plan tour.
500,000 -Number of people who attended their show in Central Park in 1981
1,000,000 -Number of dollars pair reportedly is making per show on current tour
10,000,000 -Number of copies sold of the pair's ``Greatest Hits''
200-plus -number of covers of ``Bridge Over Troubled Water'' including renditions by Clay Aiken, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Jim Nabors, Elvis Presley, the Jackson 5 and Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr. (D-N.C.)
5 -Number of syllables in Joe DiMaggio. Simon once told hero Mickey Mantle this is why he used ``Joltin' Joe's'' name in his song ``Mrs. Robinson,'' to fit the rhythm scheme
8 - Number of films Garfunkel has appeared in as an actor, according to Imdb.com, including ``Carnal Knowledge,'' ``Catch-22'' and ``Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession''
1 - Number of members of Simon & Garfunkel who have been married to Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)
27 - The number at which the new ``Essential Simon and Garfunkel'' collection charted in its first week on the Billboard 200.
24 - The number of days it took Garfunkel - an avid long-distance walker - to walk across the back roads of Japan in 1982 (Garfunkel has walked across America and much of the United Kingdom).
21 - Number of sold-out reunion shows S&G played at the Paramount Theatre in New York City in 1993, the duo's last substantial get-together
190 - Number of songs written by Simon listed on his Web site
8 - Number of animals mentioned in ``At the Zoo,'' including orangutans and hamsters
70 - The age a young Simon, now 62, would imagine to be ``so strange'' in ``Old Friends''