During his early childhood, Paul was unaware of another talented child living a mere three blocks away from the Simon household.Arthur Ira Garfunkel was born on November 5, 1941 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York as the second child in a family of three sons.
Art has since said that Paul saw how popular singing Art was with the girls at their school that Paul was impressed.
in Pauls parents were a huge influence in many ways.
First, his mother had a religious influence on her boy.
After that, Artie began to develop his singing voice; he used to sing on to tape and then play it back to find flaws in his voice and find ways to improve.
He would also often sing aloud to the rhythm of his walk on his way to school, which got him some interesting looks from people passing by!