Paul Simon Biography

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. 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 nearly all of the pair's songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound 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 as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, 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.

Simon has earned 12 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time magazine. Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007. In 1986, Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

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Disorderly conduct charges against Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell dropped

An incident in April saw the married singers arrested

  • Jun 17, 2014

Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell appear in court for disorderly conduct case

The pair appeared briefly at the Superior Court in Norwalk, Connecticut

  • May 17, 2014

Paul Simon makes first public appearance since arrest

The singer and his wife Edie Brickell were charged with disorderly conduct after a 'family dispute' last month

  • May 8, 2014

Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell share song following arrest - listen

'Like To Get To Know You' was posted by Brickell on SoundCloud

  • May 1, 2014

Paul Simon appears in court following disorderly conduct arrest

Singer appears in court alongside wife Edie Brickell following arrest on Saturday (April 26)

  • Apr 30, 2014

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Still Crazy After All These Years Play Video

Still Crazy After All These Years

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The Sound of Silence

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50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

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The Afterlife

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Getting Ready For Christmas Day

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Paul Simon / Brian Wilson : Washington The Gorge Amphitheater

Paul Simon / Brian Wilson : Washington The Gorge Amphitheater

Two old warhorses of '60s pop prove they can still play like they did when they were teenagers...

  • Jun 11, 2001

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