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Paul Simon
Paul Simon


Background information
Birth name Paul Frederic Simon
Born October 13, 1941
Origin Newark, New Jersey, United States
Genre(s) Rock
World music
Years active 1957—present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Associated acts Simon & Garfunkel
Website Website



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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. Simon is best known for his success, beginning in 1965, as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair's songs, including three that reached number one on the US singles charts, "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". In 1970, at the height of their popularity, the duo split, 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 that helped fuel the anti-apartheid movement. Besides music, Simon wrote and starred in the film One Trick Pony in 1980 and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman in 1998.


Albums
So Beautiful Or So What (2011) Surprise (2006) You're The One (2000) Songs From The Capeman (1997) 1964-93 (1993) Concert In The Park (1991) Rhythm Of The Saints (1990) Negotiations & Love Songs (1988) Graceland (1986) Hearts & Bones (1983)


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News

Foo Fighters, Paul Simon To Play iTunes Festival 2011

April 13, 2011
Foo Fighters and Paul Simon have been added to the line-up for this year's iTunes festival in London. The free event will feature a total of 62 bands over 31 nights at the Roundhouse in Camden.   Read more 

Paul Simon Announces New Album 'So Beautiful Or So What'

April 6, 2011
Paul Simon has announced details of his new album 'So Beautiful Or So What'. The album, produced by Simon and Phil Ramone, is released on June 13 and is the singer's 12th solo studio album.   Read more 

Elton John, Paul Simon To Present Awards At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

February 8, 2011
Elton John and Paul Simon will present awards at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, it has been announced. Elton John will present an award to Leon Russell who he collaborated with on the album 'The Union' last year, Canadian Press reports.  Read more 

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