Will Simon and Garfunkel reunite for the Grammys? The '60s duo rehearsed together this week for the first time in a decade

By Gary Susman
Updated February 21, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
Simon & Garfunkel: UPPA/ZUMA Press/Newscom

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will be receiving a lifetime acheivement award at Sunday’s Grammys, and they may mark the occasion by doing something they haven’t done in 10 years: sing together in public. A Simon spokesperson said the two had rehearsed some music on Wednesday. ”They got together yesterday and had a wonderful time,” the rep told Variety. ”They got together as two great old friends and sang for the first time since 1993. They’re thinking of performing at the Grammys, but they’re not sure if they have enough time.”

CBS News, however, cites a source close to the Grammy production as saying they will perform one song together. (CBS is airing the Grammy telecast.) Simon and Garfunkel have seldom reunited onstage since they ended their musical partnership in 1970. They toured together again in the early 1980s, but a statement released Thursday by Manhattan Records, Garfunkel’s label, shot down rumors that they were planning to do so again. ”Despite speculation that there is a reunion tour in the works, there have been no discussions — either with their respective managers or with Paul and Art themselves — about a tour,” the statement read. ”They’re proud to be back at the Grammys and are focusing on the joy of being bestowed such an honor.”