Paul Simon

Paul Simon



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, formed in 1964 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair's songs, including three that reached number one 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, recording three 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, 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.[7] In 2011, Rolling Stone named Simon one of the 100 greatest guitarists.[8] In 2015, he was named 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, he 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 is an album by musical group Paul Simon, released on June 9, 2017.
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Paul Simon Reveals Final U.S. Tour Dates of Farewell Tour
  –  March 13, 2018
( Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon has revealed the final series of dates for his Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour, with the new round of shows. They are starting Sept. 5 in New Orleans, culminating with a trio of shows in New York City ...
Iconic Singer, Songwriter Paul Simon To Visit Tampa On Final Tour
  –  March 12, 2018
TAMPA, FL -- Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon will make a stop in Tampa during his farewell tour, "Homeward Bound." Simon and his band will embark on the artist's last tour on May 16 in Vancouver with a performance scheduled ...
Paul Simon Has Announced the Final Leg of His Farewell Tour
  –  March 12, 2018
The great Paul Simon, who recently announced his impending retirement from touring, has revealed the final leg of his final tour, Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour. The legendary singer-songwriter has added nearly a dozen September shows along the East ...
Paul Simon Announces Final Dates of Homeward Bound Farewell Tour
  –  March 12, 2018
Paul Simon has just added the final dates of his upcoming outing Homeward Bound—The Farewell Tour, which will mark the iconic singer-songwriter’s last major tour. The new dates kick off in the southern states, starting with New Orleans on September 5 ...
Paul Simon Adds Final Dates To ‘Homeward Bound’ Farewell Tour
  –  March 12, 2018
Paul Simon recently announced that he will embark on his final tour this spring. The legendary singer-songwriter will cap off his 50+ year touring career with Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour, a 30+ date international outing, hitting the United ...
Paul Simon Plots Final Leg of Farewell Tour
  –  March 12, 2018
Paul Simon extended his farewell tour with additional North American ... March 17th at 10 a.m., with the Washington D.C. show available Saturday, March 13th at 10 a.m. The singer-songwriter's climactic run launches May 16th in Vancouver and continues ...
Paul Simon to say 'so long' to Pittsburgh
  –  March 12, 2018
PITTSBURGH — Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound -- The Farewell Tour" will make its next-to-the-last stop in Pittsburgh, on Sept. 17. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, for $47.25 to $152, to see the famed singer-songwriter at PPG Paints Arena. A pre-sale for ...
Paul Simon's farewell tour to stop in Pittsburgh
  –  March 12, 2018
Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon will soon be "Homeward Bound," as he embarks on a farewell tour of the same name. The tour will make a Sept. 17 stop at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. During 50-plus years of performing, the 76-year-old Simon has ...
Paul Simon: Farewell Tour plays Orlando Sept. 11
  –  March 12, 2018
Paul Simon brings his “Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour” to Orlando’s Amway Center on Sept. 11. The City Beautiful is part of the tour’s final leg, set to culminate later September in New York. Tickets to see the legendary singer-songwriter in ...
Paul Simon Returning to Central Park for Career Finale? Singer Announces Last Tour Dates Forever Including Two Shows at Madison Square Garden
  –  March 12, 2018
I can’t believe it, but Paul Simon really is retiring from performing. He’s just announced his last tour dates including two finales at Madison Square Garden. Those two dates are September 20 and 21. The last last one is September 22nd, which feels ...
Interview: Art Garfunkel on his Reflective Memoir, Paul Simon and Monterey Pop
  –  March 3, 2018
The book’s roots date back almost 40 years to when the erstwhile Simon & Garfunkel singer decided to walk across Japan ... reflections on his often turbulent relationship with Paul Simon. What Is It All but Luminous arrives at the crest of Garfunkel ...
Paul Simon says his upcoming tour will be his last
  –  February 5, 2018
(CNN)If you're Paul Simon, there are 50 ways to leave your lover. And 29 ways to say goodbye to your fans. The Hall of Fame singer-songwriter announced Monday that his upcoming tour, which includes 29 concerts across North America and Europe, will be his last.
Paul Simon Explains His Retirement From Touring
  –  February 5, 2018
Paul Simon, whose farewell concert tour will launch on May 16 in ... where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end,” the 76-year-old singer/songwriter said in a statement on his website. “Now I know: it feels a little unsettling ...
Paul Simon announces he is retiring from touring
  –  February 5, 2018
Paul Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. The singer-songwriter said he will still do the "occasional performance" after his ...
Paul Simon farewell tour will include Chicago stop
  –  February 5, 2018
Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul Simon today announced the dates for his Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour, which includes a stop at Chicago’s United Center this summer. Tickets for the tour, including the June 6 concert in ...

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