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Paul Simon

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Newark, New York NJ, United States (1970 – present)

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He first gained world-wide recognition as the writing talent behind the popular American duo Simon & Garfunkel formed with fellow musician Art Garfunkel. When Simon & Garfunkel split in 1970, Simon quickly began his solo career with the release of the self-titled album, Paul Simon. This was followed by There Goes Rhymin’ Simon and Still Crazy After All These Years, both of which featured chart-topping hits such as Loves Me Like A Rock and Kodachrome. In 1986 Simon released the immensely popular Graceland, which featured the groundbreaking use of African rhythms and performers Ladysmith Black Mambazo. In 1990, he followed up Graceland with the successor album The Rhythm of the Saints which featured Brazilian and Cajun musical themes. These albums helped to popularize world music as a genre.

He co-wrote the unsuccessful, but critically-acclaimed musical The Capeman with Nobel-winning poet Derek Walcott in 1997. His most recent album, Surprise, was produced by Brian Eno.

Paul Simon still tours occasionally, both as a solo artist and with his old musical partner Art Garfunkel. He is married to Edie Brickell.

In 1994 Paul Simon held 14 sold out concerts in Nantes (France) with International professional fusion players: Nino Manore (Italy), Francis Mc Gowan (UK), Gissele Masarde (France), Nikša Sviličić (Croatia), and others.

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  • Sunzy

    Graceland is a timeless masterpiece, I return to it today after it being absent in my life for two or more years and still I am unable to shake the emotions and happiness it brings me. "Angels in the architecture..."

    8 Sep 10:50pm Reply
  • Overture1383

    HaHaHaYoureDead, даже не сомневался, что увижу тебя тут) А Саймон великий автор/исполнитель, помню в 2010 году иногда слушал по радио Тенгри FM (Казахстанское) серию передач про него.

    27 Aug 10:14am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    лучший альбом у него вышел еще до успеха великого дуэта, вот там такой уровень сонграйтерства, что страшно становится.

    20 Aug 7:14pm Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    @kelseymillz - You should try the album The Obvious Child comes from "The Rhythm of The Saints". Any news on the new album?

    4 Aug 7:34pm Reply
  • kelseymillz

    So in love with The Obvious Child off the "Wish I Was Here" soundtrack! Couldn't have picked a better musician to compliment that amazing movie.

    19 Jul 9:39pm Reply
  • Dylanisgod2

    the rhythm of the saints is pretty underrated but I feel like I am coming late to this party

    12 May 4:27am Reply
  • radioacrata

    Leyenda de la música popular del siglo XX, gran cantante, gran letrista, gran arreglista. Su música está ya para siempre asociada a algunos de los iconos de la cultura de la modernidad. ¡Gracias Paul!

    13 Mar 4:38pm Reply
  • Thonydef

    I love this guy's music!

    3 Feb 1:40pm Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    Can't wait for his new album this year!! *.*

    25 Jan 10:50pm Reply
  • solent64

    One of the great Lyricists, some of them are just memorable.

    11 Jan 12:05am Reply
  • bohemian_chic

    Iconic songwriter and musician!!!

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • turbokoala

    vv his self-titled album.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • R3CURSION

    If I only have "Graceland," which one should I go for next?

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ixab_

    Graceland is absolute musical perfection [5]

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bad18

    Graceland is absolute musical perfection [4]

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • zwurbelkurbel

    The Rhythm of The Saints is absolute musical perfection [3]

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    The Rhythm of The Saints is absolute musical perfection [2]

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Revoluti0nNo9

    Graceland is absolute musical perfection

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • p-hop

    When I was a kid, my mom would play Graceland when she was doing housework. Listened to it for the first time in like 15 years and I can still remember every song. Feel like this had a large effect on my musical preferences later in life. Thanks for reading.

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • zwurbelkurbel

    i love him so much

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
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