Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned over six decades. He reached fame and commercial success as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote nearly all of their songs, including US number-one singles "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", and "Bridge over Troubled Water". After Simon & Garfunkel split up in 1970, at the height of their popularity, Simon began a successful solo career. He recorded three acclaimed albums over the following five years. In 1986, following a career slump, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music, which sold 14 million copies worldwide and remains his most popular solo work. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman with the poet Derek Walcott.
|Birth name:||Paul Frederic Simon|
|Born:||October 13, 1941, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Origin:||Queens, New York City, U.S.|
|Genres:||Folk, rock, pop, world|
|Occupation(s):||Musician, singer, songwriter, actor|
|Labels:||Columbia, Warner Bros, Concord|
|Associated acts:||Simon & Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miriam Makeba|
|Website:||Paul Simon's Official site|
|Twitter:||Paul Simon's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Paul Simon's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Paul Simon's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Paul Simon's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Paul Simon's Spotify|
|SoundCloud:||Paul Simon's SoundCloud|
About Paul Simon
Singer-songwriter known for his partnership with Art Garfunkel in Simon & Garfunkel. He went on to find solo success with albums like Graceland.
He met Garfunkel while performing in Alice in Wonderland for their sixth grade graduation and they went on to perform at school dances together.
His and Art Garfunkel's work was famously used in the film The Graduate, which starred Dustin Hoffman.
He married Peggy Harper in 1969, Carrie Fisher in 1983, and Edie Brickell in 1992. He has four children, three sons named Harper, Gabriel, and Adrian and a daughter named Lulu.
He appeared in Annie Hall with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
Information related to Paul Simon
- Paul Simon Category
- Gershwin Prize recipients
- Simon & Garfunkel
- American pop guitarists
- American folk rock musicians
- Jewish folk singers
- Musicians from Newark, New Jersey
- American male pop singers
- Brooklyn Law School alumni
- American acoustic guitarists
- Kennedy Center honorees
- Queens College, City University of New York alumni
- Jewish American songwriters
- Songwriters from New Jersey
- Brit Award winners
- Singers from New Jersey
- American folk guitarists
- American folk singers
- Primetime Emmy Award winners