Once he was Art Garfunkel's partner, but went on to find solo success with his African music-influence, Graceland.
He met Garfunkel while performing in Alice in Wonderland for their sixth grade graduation.
He and Garfunkel's work is famously used in the film, The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman.
He got married to Peggy Harper in 1969, then to Carrie Fisher on August 16, 1983, and then to Edie Brickell on May 30, 1992.
Like Bob Dylan, he was also heavily influenced by Woody Guthrie.