Who is Paul Simon?

  • (noun): United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942).
    Synonyms: Simon

Paul Simon

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an award-winning musician whose talents in composing, performing, and vocal harmony placed him at the forefront of the singer-songwriters on an international scale. Simon's fame, influence and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair's songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sounds of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music. 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.

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Saturday Night Live (season 2) - Episodes
... Show ends with Paul Shaffer and Lily Tomlin performing the Antler Dance as the entire cast, crew, the characters from "The Land of Gorch," and the audience join in ... Harrison himself performed the song with Paul Simon on the show almost 2 months later. 32 November 20, 1976 Paul Simon George Harrison Chevy Chase appeared in the cold open ...
Sounds Of Silence
... Sounds of Silence is the second album by Simon Garfunkel, released on January 17, 1966 ... Without the knowledge of Simon and Garfunkel, electric instruments and drums were overdubbed by Bob Dylan's studio band on June 15, 1965 ... It was also released as part of the box set Simon Garfunkel Collected Works, on both LP and CD ...
Collected Works (Simon And Garfunkel Album) - Track Listing (CD Version)
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The Best Of Simon And Garfunkel - Chart Positions - Charts
... Charts 85 Danish Album Charts 6 Dutch Album Charts 16 Greek Album Charts 49 US Album Charts 174 Simon Garfunkel Paul Simon Art Garfunkel Studio albums Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M ... Live on Stage Live 1969 Compilation albums Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits Collected Works The Simon and Garfunkel Collection 20 Greatest Hits ... Wake Up Little Susie" Videos The Concert in Central Park Old Friends Live on Stage Discographies Simon Garfunkel Art Garfunkel Paul Simon Other Songs Paul Simon solo albums ...

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