Paul Simon

Paul Simon

 

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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American 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
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The Concert in Hyde Park is an album by musical group Paul Simon, released on June 9, 2017.
 
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Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman.
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Songs for the New Year: Paul Simon classics that remind us to break the silence – and never give up
  –  December 31, 2017
Paul Simon once said that the lyrics of The Sound of Silence were ... With vocals by the band’s lead singer David Draiman, the song is slower and darker than the original. The music video shot in black and white is meant to be haunting and is a little ...
Vincent Nguini, Guitarist With Paul Simon, Dies at 65
  –  December 15, 2017
Vincent Nguini, a guitarist and composer from Cameroon best known for his long tenure in Paul Simon’s band, died on Dec. 8 in Abadiânia ... Mr. Simon and recorded extensively as both a studio musician and a bandleader, was a nimble, adaptable guitarist ...
Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall, New York
  –  December 20, 2017
The show was the culmination of a sold out two-month U.S. tour of theaters and small clubs, a rare and spectacularly up-close event for fans of the iconic singer-songwriter. Paul Simon is backed by a band of multi-talented, virtuoso musicians ...
Vincent Nguini, Guitarist With Paul Simon, Dies at 65
  –  December 15, 2017
Vincent Nguini, a guitarist and composer from Cameroon best known for his long tenure in Paul Simon’s band, died on Dec. 8 in Abadiânia, Brazil. He was 65. The cause was liver cancer, according to Mr. Simon’s manager, Jeff Kramer. He said Mr. Nguini ...
Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon, dead at 65
  –  December 16, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s, died last week in Brazil. He was 65. Simon's publicist, Elizabeth Freund, confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Friday. Freund said Nguini ...
Vincent Nguini, Guitarist With Paul Simon, Dies at 65
  –  December 15, 2017
Vincent Nguini, a guitarist and composer from Cameroon best known for his long tenure in Paul Simon’s band, died on Dec. 8 in Abadiânia, Brazil. He was 65. The cause was liver cancer, according to Mr. Simon’s manager, Jeff Kramer. He said Mr. Nguini ...

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