The duo went their separate ways after the launch of 1970 album Bridge Over Troubled Water, the biggest-selling release of its time. Garfunkel tells The Telegraph the pair became friends at school because he felt sorry for the diminutive Simon. "That compensation gesture has created a monster," he says.
Talking about the split he adds: "It was very strange. I don't want to say any anti Paul Simon things, but it seems very perverse to not enjoy the glory and walk away from it instead. What I would have done is take a rest from Paul, because he was getting on my nerves. The jokes had run dry.
"A rest of a year was all I needed. I said: 'I'm not married yet. I want to jump on a motorbike and tour 'round Europe, chasing ladies.' How can you walk away from this lucky place on top of the world, Paul? What's going on with you, you idiot? How could you let that go, jerk?" Read more here.
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