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Paul Simon News

Paul Simon performs at Sandy Hook school teacher Victoria Soto's funeral

The musician played 'The Sound of Silence' on acoustic guitar

  • Dec 20, 2012

Paul Simon brings 'Graceland' to Hyde Park

The folk legend celebrates 25 years of his classic album at Hard Rock Calling

  • Jul 16, 2012

Paul Simon: 'I'll never record with Art Garfunkel again'

Singer speaks ahead of reissue of his classic album 'Graceland' next month

  • May 22, 2012

Paul Simon wins Sweden's Polar Music Prize

The prestigious award has previously been given to Bjork, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Elton John

  • May 8, 2012

Paul Simon has 'no regrets' over 'Graceland' controversy

The star was widely criticised for breaking the cultural boycott of Apartheid-era South Africa

  • Apr 27, 2012

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Paul Simon Music Videos

Late In The Evening: Live From Webster Hall Play Video

Late In The Evening: Live From Webster Hall

Watch the official Late In The Evening: Live From Webster Hall video by Paul Simon in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

The Boxer: Live From Paris Play Video

The Boxer: Live From Paris

Watch the official The Boxer: Live From Paris video by Paul Simon in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Late In The Evening: Live in Central Park Play Video

Late In The Evening: Live in Central Park

Watch the official Late In The Evening: Live in Central Park video by Paul Simon in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Sneak Preview - Complete Albums Collection Play Video

Sneak Preview - Complete Albums Collection

Watch the official Sneak Preview - Complete Albums Collection video by Paul Simon in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Still Crazy After All These Years: Live from Central Park, 1991 Play Video

Still Crazy After All These Years: Live from Central Park, 1991

Watch the official Still Crazy After All These Years: Live from Central Park, 1991 video by Paul Simon in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Paul Simon Reviews

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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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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