Paul Frederic Simon is considered to be one of the finest American songwriters of the century. He was the primary songwriter in the duo Simon and Garfunkel, which recorded several influential albums, including 1966's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme, and Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970). They also contributed extensively to the soundtrack of the 1967 film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman
and Anne Bancroft
. The film included several of the duo's songs, all of which could be found on earlier releases (except for the now famous Mrs. Robinson
After Simon and Garfunkel split in 1971, Paul Simon immediately began to write and record solo material. He released Paul Simon in 1972, although this was not his first solo album, as he released The Paul Simon Song Book as a UK-only LP in 1965. He continued to release remarkable material during the seventies, and in 1986 released the ground-breaking and immensely popular Graceland.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Paul Simon Facts
|Paul Simon And Friends: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song|
|Under African Skies Blu-ray|
|Paul Simon: Live In New York City|
|Paul Simon: Under African Skies|
|Paul Simon-Live In New York City|
|Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park|
|Paul Simon: Graceland|