Paul Simon

Paul Simon

 

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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned seven decades, with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, which was formed in 1964 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair's songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", and "Bridge over Troubled Water".[1]

The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity and Simon began a successful solo career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years.[2] In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music, which sold 14 million copies worldwide on its release and remains his most popular solo work.[3] Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott.[4] On June 3, 2016, Simon released his 13th solo album, titled Stranger to Stranger, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart and the UK charts.

Simon has earned sixteen Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including three for Album of the Year (Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, Graceland), and a Lifetime Achievement Award.[5] In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[6] and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time magazine.[7] In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine named Simon as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.[8] In 2015, he was named as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by Rolling Stone.[9] Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007.[10] In 1986, Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.[11][12]

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The Concert in Hyde Park
Album
The Concert in Hyde Park is an album by musical group Paul Simon, released on June 9, 2017.
Stranger
Song
Stranger is a song by musical artist Paul Simon, released on November 23, 2016.
Live at Queens College 1964
Album
Live at Queens College 1964 is an album by musical group Paul Simon, released on November 21, 2016.
 
Simon & Garfunkel
 

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Popular Albums31

Album Appearances & References112

Popular Songs33

Song Appearances & References36

Popular Live Albums3

Live Album Appearances & References2

Musical Group References2

Musical Groups1

Films4

Minor Musical Appearances & References1

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Plays1

Minor Film Appearances & References6

TV Shows9

Collaborators & Influencers69

Events1

Other Music-Related Relationships29

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Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships4

Awards & Nominations12

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News Articles6

Art Garfunkel on his teaming with Paul Simon
  –  November 6, 2017
November 4, 2017, 4:33 PM | In this web extra, singer Art Garfunkel reads a passage from his new memoir, "What Is It All but Luminous," in which he frames his historic partnership with singer-songwriter Paul Simon.
Paul Simon talks, performs at daughter's college alma mater
  –  October 27, 2017
Paul Simon has given students at his daughter's college alma mater a few tips on songwriting. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Thursday to participate in a master class about songwriting, followed by an ...
What did Paul Simon eat at Barclay Prime?
  –  November 7, 2017
Over the weekend, legendary musician Paul Simon, formerly of Simon & Garfunkel, was in town to hear Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto in D Major played by the Philadelphia Orchestra, along with his wife, Edie Brickell. Following the performance ...
Paul Simon pays visit to Skidmore campus
  –  October 29, 2017
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Legendary musician and song riter Paul Simon made a visit to Skidmore College on Thursday. While on campus, Simon participated in a class about songwriting with Skidmore students and performed in an event titled “Paul Simon ...
Art Garfunkel on his teaming with Paul Simon
  –  November 6, 2017
November 4, 2017, 4:33 PM | In this web extra, singer Art Garfunkel reads a passage from his new memoir, "What Is It All but Luminous," in which he frames his historic partnership with singer-songwriter Paul Simon.
Paul Simon talks, performs at daughter's college alma mater
  –  October 27, 2017
Paul Simon has given students at his daughter's college alma mater a few tips on songwriting. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Thursday to participate in a master class about songwriting, followed by an ...

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