“We were talking about it recently and I said, ‘Artie, for Christ’s sake, I was 15 years old! How can you carry that betrayal for 25 years? Even if I was wrong, I was just a 15-year-old kid who wanted to be Elvis Presley for one moment instead of being the Everly Brothers with you. Even if you were hurt, let’s drop it.’ But he won’t,” Simon told Playboy.
Tom & Jerry didn’t last – instead they became Simon & Garfunkel. Their first studio album was Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M, released in 1964, but it wasn’t successful. In the wake of it, Simon moved to England, but fame was just around the corner for him and Garfunkel. It transpired that “The Sound of Silence,” one of the songs on the album, was a sleeper hit.