Art Garfunkel Opens Up About Paul Simon Split After 45 Years

"What’s going on with you, you idiot?" he said.

ByABC News
May 26, 2015, 10:20 AM
Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon are seen in this undated file photo.
Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon are seen in this undated file photo.
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— -- It has been 45 years since Simon & Garfunkel first split at the height of their fame in 1970.

In an interview with the Telegraph, Art Garfunkel opens up about a possible reunion tour and any leftover feelings about the famed breakup.

“Will I do another tour with Paul? Well, that’s quite doable. When we get together, with his guitar, it's a delight to both of our ears. A little bubble comes over us and it seems effortless. We blend. So, as far as this half is concerned, I would say, 'Why not, while we're still alive?'" he told the paper.

"But I've been in that same place for decades. This is where I was in 1971."

Garfunkel, 73, then addresses Paul Simon, 73, and essentially blames him for the falling out so many years ago, although they’ve performed together sporadically over the years.

“How can you walk away from this lucky place on top of the world, Paul? What’s going on with you, you idiot? How could you let that go, jerk?” he said.

He continued, "I don’t want to say any anti-Paul Simon things, but it seems very perverse to not enjoy the glory and walk away from it instead."

Simon’s rep did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

Garfunkel even went on to poke a bit at Simon's height, adding he spoke to him in high school in Queens, New York, because Simon was short -- 5-foot-3 --and that he felt sorry for him.

“I think you’re on to something. I would say so, yes," he answers when the Telegraph asked him whether Simon has a Napoleon complex.

Garfunkel continued that he reached out to him in grade school because of his small stature and that "compensation gesture has created a monster."

Garfunkel even said another famed musician, George Harrison from the Beatles, once compared his ensemble to Simon & Garfunkel.

“George came up to me at a party once and said, 'My Paul [McCartney] is to me what your Paul is to you.' He meant that psychologically they had the same effect on us. The Pauls sidelined us. I think George felt suppressed by Paul and I think that’s what he saw with me and my Paul," he said.