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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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  • PhoenixBloom

    Play the survivor game which includes ALL of Paul's solo songs! Here...

    10 May 10:05pm Reply
  • d1lll1nger

    Paulie is great!

    26 Apr 6:40am Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    17 Apr 7:16pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Big Fan Here

    16 Apr 2:52am Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Love it

    12 Apr 4:16pm Reply
  • sigridwallinahl

    Love ya more than words can say <5

    28 Jan 8:14pm Reply
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  • PhoenixBloom

    Happy birthday Paul Simon![2]

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ralfsu

    Happy birthday Paul Simon!

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

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

    20 Aug 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Dylanisgod2

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

    12 May 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Thonydef

    I love this guy's music!

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

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

    25 Jan 2014 Reply
  • solent64

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

    11 Jan 2014 Reply
  • turbokoala

    vv his self-titled album.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ixab_

    Graceland is absolute musical perfection [5]

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
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