Art Garfunkel is best known as the not-so-better half of musical duo Simon and Garfunkel. Indeed, Paul Simon is regarded by everyone as the more talented member of the group. And the more successful one. And the one who’s gotten the better girls: while he was married to Carrie “Princess Leia” Fisher, Garfunkel was settling for Penny Marshall.
Although Garfunkel may constantly be in Simon’s shadow, there’s no doubt about who outshines who in the hair department. Simon’s hair was either close-cropped or grown out into a goofy Prince Valiant style. On the other hand, Garfunkel always presented himself with an impressive ginger-hued Jew-fro:
In fact, he still has the same orange afro to this day:
I can’t mention Art Garfunkel on a Jewish-themed blog without showing what is perhaps his most famous post-Simon and Garfunkel song, Just Over the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition to being the theme song to the briefly lived TV show Brooklyn Bridge, it’s an anthem for the many Jews who grew up in Brooklyn in the 1950s. Sure, it might not be as good as You Can Call Me Al, but it’s not every day a famous Jewish singer highlights the Jewish lifestyle like this. For that, Art Garfunkel and his ginger Jew-fro should be commended.