On This Day…

Simon and Garfunkel Reunion

September 19, 1981

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunite after an 11-year split, performing a free concert at Central Park. At the time, it was claimed that over 400,000 people attended the concert, but later estimates claimed that the park could only hold 48,500 people. A film and recording of the event were made of the event. The proceeds went toward the redevelopment and maintenance of the park.