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What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man

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What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man

Art Garfunkel writes about his life before, during and after Simon & Garfunkel --- about their folk-rock music in the roiling age that embraced and was defined by their pathbreaking sound. He writes about growing up in the 1940s and '50s (the son of a traveling salesman); meeting Paul Simon in school; their going to a recording studio in Manhattan to make a demo of their song, "Hey Schoolgirl," (for $7!) and the actual record (with Paul's father on bass) going to #40 on the national charts, selling 150,000 copies; their becoming Simon & Garfunkel, taking the world by storm; his slow unfolding split with Paul and its aftermath; and so much more.

What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man
by Art Garfunkel

  • Publication Date: September 26, 2017
  • Genres: Memoir, Music, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN-10: 0385352476
  • ISBN-13: 9780385352475