Featuring Marc Anthony as the young Agron and Ruben Blades as the older Agron the play received terrible reviews and very poor box office receipts from the very beginning and closed on March 28 after just 68 performances—a failure that reportedly cost Simon 11 million dollars. This is one of SNL's most played sketches. As he put it "Once you go away for a bit you wonder who people think you are.
In 1986 he released Graceland an album inspired by South African township music. Robinson" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Simon's fame influence and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel.