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Encyclopedia > Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Paul Simon in a publicity still for You're the One, 2000
Paul Simon in a publicity still for You're the One, 2000
Background information
Born October 31, 1941 (age 65)
Origin Newark Heights, New Jersey
Genre(s) Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter,
guitarist,
record producer
Instrument(s) Vocals
Guitar
Bass guitar
Years active 1957 - present
Associated
acts
Simon and Garfunkel

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. In 2006, Time Magazine called him one of the "100 people who shape our world". [1] Image File history File linksMetadata Photo17. ... Youre the One is an album released in 2000 by Paul Simon. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Map of Maplewood Township in Essex County Maplewood is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music with a prominent vocal melody accompanied by electric guitars, a bass guitar, and drums. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Simon and Garfunkel are an American popular music duo comprising Paul Simon and Arthur Art Garfunkel. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Simon and Garfunkel are an American popular music duo comprising Paul Simon and Arthur Art Garfunkel. ...

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Early life and career

Born into a Hungarian Jewish family in Newark Heights, New Jersey, who soon moved to Kew Gardens Hills, Queens in New York City, Simon's musical career began in Forest Hills High School when he and his friend Art Garfunkel began singing together as a duo, occasionally performing at school dances. Their idols were the Everly Brothers, whom they often emulated and/or imitated in their early recordings. Simon and Garfunkel called themselves "Tom & Jerry", and it was under this name that the duo first had success. In 1957, they recorded the single "Hey, Schoolgirl", on Big Records which reached forty-nine on the pop charts while they were still in their teens. For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Map of Maplewood Township in Essex County Maplewood is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Kew Gardens Hills is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow This article is about the New York City borough. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Forest Hills High School (FHHS), a public secondary school in Queens, New York City. ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... Don (born February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ... Big Records is an independent record label based in Sydney, Australia. ...


After graduating from high school, Simon attended Queens College, while Garfunkel studied at Columbia University in Manhattan. Simon was a brother in the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Though Simon earned a degree in English literature, his real passion was rock and roll. Between 1957 and 1964, Simon wrote, recorded, and released more than thirty songs, occasionally reuniting with Garfunkel as Tom & Jerry for some singles, including "Our Song", "That's My Story", and "Surrender, Please Surrender", among others. He also briefly attended Brooklyn Law School. Queens College, Queens College or Queens College is the name of more than one institution, see: Queens College, Cambridge Queens College, Charlotte Queens College, Hong Kong Queens College, London Queens College, New York Queens College, Nassau The Queens College, Oxford Queens College was the... Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is currently the only international Jewish college fraternity in the United States and Canada. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American as was T.S Eliot, Salman... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Brooklyn Law School Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is a law school located in downtown Brooklyn, New York. ...


However, most of the songs Simon recorded in the six years after 1957 were performed alone or with musicians other than Garfunkel. They were released on several minor record labels, such as Amy, ABC-Paramount, Big, Hunt, Ember, King, Tribute, and Madison. He used several different pseudonyms for these recordings, including Jerry Landis, Paul Kane (from Orson Welles's film Citizen Kane), and True Taylor. Simon enjoyed some mediocre success in recording a few singles under the pseudonym Tico as part of a group called Tico and the Triumphs, including a song called "Motorcycle" which reached 99 on the Billboard charts in 1962. Tico and the Triumphs released four "45s". Marty Cooper, a member of the group, sang lead on several of these releases and was actually known as Tico. That same year, Paul reached 97 on the pop charts as Jerry Landis with the hit "The Lone Teen Ranger". Both singles were released on Amy Records. George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American theatre and film producer and director, and a theatre, radio and film actor. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures, the first feature film directed by Orson Welles. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


During this period, Simon met Carole King, with whom he recorded several unreleased demos as a duo called The Cosines to be recorded and released by other groups. In addition, Simon's experience in the studio led him to produce many singles for other acts, including The Vels, Ritchie Cordell, The Fashions, Jay Walker and the Pedestrians, and Dougie and the Dubs. It was also at this time that he became attracted to the New York folk music scene and made his first forays into the folk-rock genre, as is evident in the songs "Carlos Dominguez" and "He Was My Brother" (1963), the latter of which he dedicated to a friend and former classmate, Andrew Goodman who had been murdered while working on the Freedom Summer project in Mississippi in 1964. During the mid-1960s, while living in the UK, Simon co-wrote several songs with Bruce Woodley of the Australian pop group The Seekers. "I Wish You Could Be Here", "Cloudy",[citation needed] and "Red Rubber Ball" were written during this period. However, Woodley co-authorship credit was incorrectly omitted from "Cloudy" off the "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, & Thyme" album. When the American group The Cyrkle recorded a cover of "Red Rubber Ball", the song reached number one in the US. Simon also contributed his original composition to The Seekers catalogue, "Someday One Day", which was released in March 1966. Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... In mathematics, the trigonometric functions are functions of an angle, important when studying triangles and modeling periodic phenomena. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and for the common people. ... Andrew Goodman Andrew Goodman (November 23, 1943 – June 21, 1964) was an American civil rights activist who was murdered by gunshot in 1964. ... Freedom Summer was a campaign in the United States launched during the summer of 1964 to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in the southern states. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Bruce Woodley (born July 25, 1942) is an Australian songwriter, singer and guitarist, best known as a member of the successful pop-folk group The Seekers, and as composer of the song I Am Australian. ==The Seekers (Main article: The Seekers) Woodley was born in Melbourne, before joining the Seekers... The Seekers in the 1960s The Seekers are a group of Australian folk-influenced popular musicians which was formed in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1963. ... The Cyrkle was a 1960s-era U.S. rock and roll band. ...


Simon and Garfunkel

In early 1964, Simon and Garfunkel got an audition with Columbia Records, whose executives were impressed enough to sign the duo to a contract to produce an album. According to a February 2001 writing from Bud Scoppa, Miles Davis was a member of the Columbia Records staff that offered the duo a record deal. Columbia decided that the two would be called simply "Simon & Garfunkel", which according to Simon, was the first time that artists' ethnic names had been used in pop music.[1] Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ...


Simon and Garfunkel's first LP, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. was released on 19 October 1964 and comprised twelve songs in the folk vein, five of them written by Simon. The album initially flopped, but radio stations on the east coast of the USA began receiving requests for one of the tracks, Simon's "The Sound of Silence". Their producer, Tom Wilson, overdubbed the track with electric guitar, bass, and drums, releasing it as a single that eventually went to number one on the pop charts in the USA. Simon had gone to England after the initial failure of Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., pursuing a solo career and releasing the album The Paul Simon Song Book in the UK in 1965. But he returned to the USA to reunite with Garfunkel after "The Sound of Silence" had started to enjoy commercial success. Together they recorded several influential albums, including 1966's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Bookends in 1968 and Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970). Simon and Garfunkel also contributed extensively to the soundtrack of the 1967 Mike Nichols's film The Graduate (starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft). They recorded an early version of "Mrs. Robinson" not intended for the film. (The song was originally entitled Mrs. Roosevelt, about the good old days of Eleanor Roosevelt and Joe DiMaggio. Reportedly, when the film's director, Nichols, heard the song, he instructed Paul: "It's Mrs. Robinson now.") Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released October 19, 1964. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The Sound of Silence is the song that propelled the 1960s folk duo Simon and Garfunkel to popularity. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Left: Rosa Hurricane, a heavy metal-style solid body guitar. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is mostly a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released October 19, 1964. ... The Paul Simon Song Book is an album by Paul Simon. ... Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released October 10, 1966. ... Bookends is the name of an album and its titular track, both recorded by Simon and Garfunkel, released April 3, 1968. ... Bridge Over Troubled Water is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released on January 26, 1970. ... Mike Nichols (born Michael Igor Peschkowsky) is an Academy Award winning movie director of films such as The Graduate and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He was born on November 6, 1931 in Berlin, to a Jewish Russian family. ... The Graduate is a 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols from a screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate Anne Bancroft (September 17, 1931 – June 6, 2005) was an iconic Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Mrs. ... Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American political leader who used her stature as First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945 to promote her husbands (Franklin D. Roosevelts) New Deal, as well as American Civil Rights Movement|civil rights]]. She... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ...


Simon pursued solo projects after the duo released their very popular album Bridge over Troubled Water. Occasionally, he and Garfunkel did reunite, such as in 1975 for their Top Ten single "My Little Town", which Simon originally wrote for Garfunkel, claiming his work was lacking ‘bite’, until Garfunkel insisted they sing the song together, and put it on both of their solo albums, Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years, and Garfunkel's Breakaway. Contrary to popular belief, the song is not at all autobiographical of Simon's early life in New York. In 1981, they got together again for the famous concert in Central Park, followed by an aborted reunion album Think Too Much, which was eventually released (sans Garfunkel) as Hearts and Bones. Together, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Still Crazy After All These Years is an album and a song by Paul Simon Song list Still Crazy After All These Years My Little Town I Do It For You Love 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Night Game Gone at Last Some Folks Lives Roll Easy Have A... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... NY redirects here. ... On 19 September 1981 the folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel gave a concert in New Yorks Central Park attended by more than 500,000 people. ... Hearts and Bones is a rock and roll album released in 1983 by Paul Simon. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ...


In 2003, the two reunited again when they received Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. This reunion led to a U.S. tour, the acclaimed "Old Friends" concert series, followed by a 2004 international encore, which culminated in a free concert at the Colosseum in Rome. That final concert drew 600,000 people — 100,000 more than had attended Paul McCartney's concert at the same venue a year earlier. Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards, commonly abbreviated as the Grammys or GRAMMYs ), presented by the Recording Academy known as NARAS, (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards... The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and... The Colosseum by night: exterior view of the best-preserved section. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. ...


Solo career

After Simon and Garfunkel split in 1970, Simon began to write and record solo material. He released Paul Simon in 1972, which contained one of his first experiments with world music, the Jamaican inspired Mother and Child Reunion, and There Goes Rhymin' Simon in 1973, which featured such popular hit songs as "Something So Right" (a tribute to his first wife, Peggy) and "Kodachrome". His 1975 album Still Crazy After All These Years is considered to be among his finest work, particularly the title track and the hit single "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." Although mostly silent over the next ten years, he kept himself in the public with songs such as "Slip Slidin' Away", "Late in the Evening", "Hearts and Bones", and "The Late Great Johnny Ace", his tribute to slain ex-Beatle John Lennon. Paul Simon is a 1972 album by Paul Simon, released about two years after he split up with longtime musical partner Art Garfunkel. ... Mother and Child Reunion is a song written by Paul Simon. ... There Goes Rhymin Simon is a 1973 album by Paul Simon. ... Kodachrome is a song written by Paul Simon, and featured on his album There Goes Rhymin Simon, which was released in May of 1973. ... Still Crazy After All These Years is an album and a song by Paul Simon Song list Still Crazy After All These Years My Little Town I Do It For You Love 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Night Game Gone at Last Some Folks Lives Roll Easy Have A... 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover is a 1975/76 hit song by Paul Simon, from his album Still Crazy After All These Years. ... Hearts and Bones is a rock and roll album released in 1983 by Paul Simon. ... The Late Great Johnny Ace is a song by Paul Simon, which appears on his Hearts and Bones album. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ...


In 1985, Simon lent his talents to USA for Africa and performed on the famine relief fundraising single We Are the World. In 1986 he released the immensely popular Graceland, for which he won a Grammy. The album featured the groundbreaking use of African rhythms and performers such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo. In 1990, he followed up Graceland with the commercially successful and consistent successor album The Rhythm of the Saints, which featured Brazilian and Cajun musical themes. These albums helped to popularize world music as a genre. The importance of both albums allowed Simon to stage another New York concert, and on August 15, 1991, almost 10 years after his concert with Garfunkel, Simon staged another concert in Central Park with both African and South American bands. The success led to both a live album and a Emmy winning TV special. USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ... // Origins Charity work to aid the starving has developed from religious alms in previous centuries to organised charities in the modern day. ... Not to be confused with We Are Here To Change The World, a song that featured in Captain EO. We Are the World is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as... Graceland is an album released in 1986 by Paul Simon. ... Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a chorus from South Africa that is noted for singing a cappella isicathamiya and mbube music. ... The Rhythm of the Saints is an album released in 1990 by Paul Simon. ... Cajun music, an emblematic music of Louisiana, is rooted in the ballads of the French-speaking Catholics of Canada. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Paul Simon at the Olympia, Paris during the shooting of You're the One in concert
Paul Simon at the Olympia, Paris during the shooting of You're the One in concert

His 2000 studio album You're the One, did not reach the commercial heights of previous albums but was considered by many fans and critics to be an artistic success and received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. A DVD of the same title, taped in Paris, was released in 2000. In 2002 he recorded the theme song for the animated children's movie The Wild Thornberrys Movie called "Father and Daughter". It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. Image File history File links Paul_Simon_Olympia_2000. ... Image File history File links Paul_Simon_Olympia_2000. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Youre the One is an album released in 2000 by Paul Simon. ... The Olympias entrance and billboard Paris Olympia is a music hall at 28, Blvd. ... Poster for The Wild Thornberrys Movie The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a 2002 animated feature film based on the childrens television program The Wild Thornberrys. ... Youre the One is not an album but a song, released as a single. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ...


Simon's latest album, Surprise, produced by himself and Brian Eno (who was credited with "sonic landscapes"), was released on May 9, 2006. In commenting on US TV show [[Ellen (TV series)|}] what drove him to write material for this latest album, Simon noted the events of September 11, 2001 and also turning 60 since his previous album You're the One. Simon toured the USA in early 2006, playing songs from Surprise as well as his classics. Towards the end of the year he toured Surprise in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Surprise is an album released in 2006 by Paul Simon. ... Brian Peter George St. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


2004 reissues

In 2004, Simon's record company announced the release of expanded editions of each of his solo albums, individually and together in a limited-edition nine-disc boxed set, Paul Simon: The Studio Recordings 1972–2000. The expanded individual albums feature a total of thirty bonus tracks, including original song demos, live recordings, duets, six never-before-released songs, and outtakes from each of his nine solo albums.


Simon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a second time in 2000 for his achievements as a solo artist.


Music for Broadway

In the late 1990s, he also wrote and produced a Broadway musical called The Capeman, which was a commercial flop, and lost $11 million during its 1998 run. Though the musical failed, the music itself is considered to be some of Simon's finest, and rumors persist[citation needed] that the show may be revived and go on national tour. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... The Capeman is a musical play written by Paul Simon and Derek Walcott based on the life of Salvador Agron. ...


Film and television

Simon has also dabbled in acting. He played music producer Tony Lacey in the 1977 Woody Allen film Annie Hall, and wrote and starred in 1980's One-Trick Pony as Jonah Levin, a journeyman rock and roller. Paul Simon also appeared on The Muppet Show (the only episode to use only the songs of one songwriter, Simon). He has also appeared on Saturday Night Live, either as host or musical guest, seven times, most recently on May 13, 2006 when he appeared as musical guest and sang two new songs from his Surprise album, How Can You Live in the Northeast?, and Outrageous. In one SNL skit from 1986 (when he was promoting Graceland), Simon plays himself, waiting in line with a friend to get into a movie. He amazes his friend by remembering intricate details about prior meetings with passers-by, but draws a complete blank when approached by Art Garfunkel, despite the latter's numerous memory prompts. On September 25, 2001, Simon made a special appearance on the first Saturday Night Live to air after the September 11, 2001 attacks. On that show, he performed The Boxer to the audience and the NYC firefighters and police officers. He is also friends with former Saturday Night Live star Chevy Chase, who appeared in his video for "You Can Call Me Al" lip synching the song while Simon looks disgruntled and mimes backing vocals and the playing of various instruments beside him. Chase performed the song with him again during his Concert in the Park in 1991. He is also friends with the SNL producer Lorne Michaels, who produced his 1977 TV special The Paul Simon Special, and the Simon and Garfunkel concert in Central Park 4 years later. He has been the subject of two films by Jeremy Marre, the first on Graceland, the second on The Capeman. Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, musician, and comedian. ... Annie Hall is a 1977 romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a script he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. ... One Trick Pony is a 1980 movie starring Paul Simon, it also has a partial soundtrack album of the same name. ... The Muppet Show was an Anglo-American television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Surprise is an album released in 2006 by Paul Simon. ... Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Chevy Chase is the stage name of Cornelius Crane Chase (born October 8, 1943 in New York City), an American comedian, writer, and television and film actor. ... You Can Call Me Al is a song by Paul Simon, the first single released off his album Graceland. ... Lorne Michaels (born Lorne Michael Lipowitz on November 17, 1944) is an Emmy-winning Canadian-born television producer, writer and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that spun off from it. ... Jeremy Marre is a television director, writer and producer who founded Harcourt Films. ...


Personal life

Simon has been married three times. His first was to the slightly older Peggy Harper; they were married in late autumn 1969. The song "Train in the Distance", from Simon's 1983 album, is about her. They had a son, Harper James Simon, in 1972. They divorced in 1975, though on good terms.


His second marriage was to Carrie Fisher (Hearts and Bones is about her) to whom he proposed after a New York Yankees game. They were married on August 16, 1983 for a period of just eleven months, during which time she miscarried. Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Simon's current wife is Edie Brickell to whom he was married on May 30, 1992. Their first child, Adrian Edward, was born by the end of the year. Daughter Lulu Belle followed in 1995 and son Gabriel Elijah in 1998. His first son, Harper is a guitarist. His son Adrian also plays guitar. Edie Brickell (born March 10, 1966 in Dallas, (Oak Cliff) Texas) is an American singer/songwriter. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Discography

As Simon and Garfunkel

Year Album Title
1964 Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
1966 Sounds of Silence
1966 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
1967 Simon And Garfunkel (collection of pre-Simon & Garfunkel tracks by Tom & Jerry)
1968 The Graduate
1968 Bookends
1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water
1972 Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
1982 The Concert in Central Park
2002 Live from New York City, 1967
2004 Old Friends: Live on Stage

Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released October 19, 1964. ... Sounds of Silence is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released January 17, 1966. ... Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released October 10, 1966. ... The Graduate was an album of songs from the soundtrack of Mike Nichols movie The Graduate, featuring many songs from the folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... Bookends is the name of an album and its titular track, both recorded by Simon and Garfunkel, released April 3, 1968. ... Bridge Over Troubled Water is an album by Simon and Garfunkel released on January 26, 1970. ... Simon and Garfunkel first released a Greatest Hits album on 14 June 1972, covering their heyday of 1965-1970. ... On 19 September 1981 the folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel gave a concert in New Yorks Central Park attended by more than 500,000 people. ... Live From New York City, 1967  is a live album recorded by Simon and Garfunkel, which was released in by Columbia/Legacy in 2002. ...

As Paul Simon

Year Album Title
1965 The Paul Simon Song Book
1972 Paul Simon
1973 There Goes Rhymin' Simon
1974 Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin'
1975 Still Crazy After All These Years
1977 Greatest Hits, Etc.
1980 One-Trick Pony
1983 Hearts and Bones
1986 Graceland
1988 Negotiations and Love Songs
1990 The Rhythm of the Saints
1991 Paul Simon's Concert in the Park, August 15, 1991
1993 The Paul Simon Anthology
1997 Songs from The Capeman
2000 You're the One
2006 Surprise

The Paul Simon Song Book is an album by Paul Simon. ... Paul Simon is a 1972 album by Paul Simon, released about two years after he split up with longtime musical partner Art Garfunkel. ... There Goes Rhymin Simon is a 1973 album by Paul Simon. ... Still Crazy After All These Years is an album and a song by Paul Simon Song list Still Crazy After All These Years My Little Town I Do It For You Love 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Night Game Gone at Last Some Folks Lives Roll Easy Have A... Greatest Hits, Etc. ... One-Trick Pony is an album released by Paul Simon in 1980. ... Hearts and Bones is a rock and roll album released in 1983 by Paul Simon. ... Graceland is an album released in 1986 by Paul Simon. ... Album Cover A collection of Paul Simons most celebrated love songs during the years 1971- 1986. ... The Rhythm of the Saints is an album released in 1990 by Paul Simon. ... Paul Simons Concert in the Park is a live album released in 1991 by Paul Simon. ... Track List CD. 1 01. ... Songs From the Capeman is an album released in 1997 by Paul Simon. ... Youre the One is an album released in 2000 by Paul Simon. ... Surprise is an album released in 2006 by Paul Simon. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Modern Rock U.K.
1958 "True or False"/"Teenage Fool" [a] - - -
1959 "Anna Belle"/"Loneliness" [b] - - -
1959 "Don’t Take the Stars"/"So Tenderly" [c] - - -
1960 "Just a Boy"/"Shy" [b] - - -
1960 "Just a Boy"/"I'd Like to Be" [b] - - -
1960 "All Through the Night"/"To Think of You Again" [c] - - -
1961 "I'm Lonely"/"I Wish I Weren't in Love" [b] - - -
1961 "Play Me A Sad Song"/"It Means a Lot to Them" [b] - - -
1961 "Motorcycle"/"I Don't Believe Them" [d] 99 - -
1962 "Wildflower"/"Express Train" [d] - - -
1962 "Cry, Little Boy, Cry"/"Get Up And Do The Wobble" [d] - - -
1962 "The Lone Teen Ranger"/"Lisa" [e] 97 - -
1962 "Cards of Love"/"Noise" [d] - - -
1962 "Tick Tock"/"Please Don't Tell Her" [f] - - -
1963 "Carlos Dominguez"/"He Was My Brother" [g] - - -
1964 "He Was My Brother"/"Carlos Dominguez" [b] [l] - - -
1965 "I Am A Rock"/"Leaves That Are Green" [h] - - - The Paul Simon Song Book
1972 "Mother And Child Reunion"/"Paranoia Blues" 4 - 5 Paul Simon
1972 "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard"/"Congratulations" 22 - 15 Paul Simon
1972 "Duncan"/"Run That Body Down" 58 - - Paul Simon
1973 "Kodachrome"/"Tenderness" 2 - - There Goes Rhymin' Simon
1973 "Loves Me Like Rock"/"Learn How To Fall" [i] 2 - 39 There Goes Rhymin' Simon
1973 "American Tune"/"One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor" 35 - - There Goes Rhymin' Simon
1973 "Take Me to the Mardi Gras"/"Something So Right" - - 7 There Goes Rhymin' Simon
1974 "The Sound of Silence"/"Mother and Child Reunion" - - - Live Rhymin'
1975 "Gone at Last"/"Tenderness" [j] 23 - - Still Crazy After All These Years and There Goes Rhymin' Simon
1975 "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"/"Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" 1 - 23 Still Crazy After All These Years
1976 "Still Crazy After All These Years"/"I Do It for Your Love" 40 - - Still Crazy After All These Years (A-side only)
1977 "Slip Slidin' Away"/"Something So Right" [k] 5 - 36 Greatest Hits, Etc.
1977 "Stranded in a Limousine"/"Have a Good Time" [l] - - - Greatest Hits, Etc.
1980 "Late in the Evening"/"How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns" 6 - 58 One-Trick Pony Soundtrack
1980 "One Trick Pony"/"Long, Long Day" 40 - - One Trick Pony Soundtrack
1981 "Oh, Marion"/"God Bless the Absentee" - - - One Trick Pony Soundtrack
1983 "Allergies"/"Think Too Much"(b) 44 - - Hearts and Bones
1984 "Think Too Much"(a)/"Song About the Moon" - - - Hearts and Bones (A-side); Still Crazy After All These Years (B-side)
1986 "You Can Call Me Al"/"Gumboots" 23 - 4 Graceland
1986 "Graceland"/"Hearts And Bones" 81 - - Graceland (A-side); Hearts and Bones (B-side)
1987 "The Boy in the Bubble"/"Crazy Love, Vol. II" #86 - 26 Graceland
1987 "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes"/"All Around The World, Or The Myth Of Fingerprints" - - - Graceland
1990 "The Obvious Child" 92 24 15 The Rhythm of the Saints
1990 "Proof" - - - The Rhythm of the Saints
1990 "Born at the Right Time" - - - The Rhythm of the Saints
2000 "Old" - - - You're the One
2006 "Father and Daughter" 31 - 31 Surprise
2006 "That's me" - - - Surprise
2006 "Outrageous" - - - Surprise

[a] as True Taylor The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Modern Rock Tracks chart is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard magazine since the early 1980s. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... I Am A Rock is a song written by Paul Simon. ... The Paul Simon Song Book is an album by Paul Simon. ... Paul Simon is a 1972 album by Paul Simon, released about two years after he split up with longtime musical partner Art Garfunkel. ... Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard is a song by Paul Simon, written in 1972, from the album Paul Simon. ... There Goes Rhymin Simon is a 1973 album by Paul Simon. ... Still Crazy After All These Years is an album and a song by Paul Simon Song list Still Crazy After All These Years My Little Town I Do It For You Love 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Night Game Gone at Last Some Folks Lives Roll Easy Have A... 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover is a 1975/76 hit song by Paul Simon, from his album Still Crazy After All These Years. ... Greatest Hits, Etc. ... One Trick Pony is a 1980 movie starring Paul Simon, it also has a partial soundtrack album of the same name. ... Hearts and Bones is a rock and roll album released in 1983 by Paul Simon. ... You Can Call Me Al is a song by Paul Simon, the first single released off his album Graceland. ... Graceland is an album released in 1986 by Paul Simon. ... The Rhythm of the Saints is an album released in 1990 by Paul Simon. ... The Rhythm of the Saints is an album released in 1990 by Paul Simon. ... The Rhythm of the Saints is an album released in 1990 by Paul Simon. ... Youre the One is an album released in 2000 by Paul Simon. ... Surprise is an album released in 2006 by Paul Simon. ... Surprise is an album released in 2006 by Paul Simon. ... Surprise is an album released in 2006 by Paul Simon. ...


[b] as Jerry Landis


[c] recorded on Laurie Records as a member of The Mystics The Mystics are a singing group which began in Brooklyn, New York, USA in the late 1950s. ...


[d] recorded as Tico & The Triumphs with Mickey Borack, Marty Cooper, Gail Lynn and Howie Beck.


[e] as Jerry Landis, but recorded with the members of Tico & the Triumphs.


[f] backing vocals on this record by Ritchie Cordell


[g] as Paul Kane


[h] released only in the UK as CBS 201797


[i] A-side with The Dixie Hummingbirds


[j] A-side as a duet with Phoebe Snow


[k] A-side with The Oak Ridge Boys


[l] released only in the UK


NB: This discography does not include singles released under the pseudonym "Tom & Jerry" with Art Garfunkel or singles released by Simon & Garfunkel


Samples

  • Download sample of "Graceland" from Graceland

Graceland is an album released in 1986 by Paul Simon. ...

Work on Broadway

A revue is a type of theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches that satirize contemporary figures, news, or literature. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Mrs. ... A theatrical producer is the person ultimately responsible for overseeing all aspects of mounting a theatrical production. ... Mike Nichols (born Michael Igor Peschkowsky) is an Academy Award winning movie director of films such as The Graduate and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He was born on November 6, 1931 in Berlin, to a Jewish Russian family. ... Elaine May (b. ... A classical music concert in the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne 2005 A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. ... The Capeman is a musical play written by Paul Simon and Derek Walcott based on the life of Salvador Agron. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In music, an arrangement loosely describes rewriting a piece of pre-existing music for a specific set of instruments or voices, often in harmony or with additional original material. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... The Graduate is a 1967 film directed by Mike Nichols from a screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Paul Simon, Speech given upon induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH, 2003.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... This article is about the city in the state of Ohio. ...

External links


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Paul Simon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2111 words)
Simon was a Brother in the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity.
Simon and Garfunkel's producer, Tom Wilson, overdubbed the track with electric guitar, bass, and drums, and released it as a single that eventually went to number one on the pop charts in the United States.
Simon had gone to England after the initial failure of Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., and pursued a solo career there, releasing the album The Paul Simon Song Book in the United Kingdom in 1965, but he returned to the USA to reunite with Garfunkel after "The Sound of Silence" began to enjoy commercial success.
Paul Simon (politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1432 words)
Simon was noted for his distinctive professorial appearance that included a bow-tie and heavy-rimmed glasses.
When he married Jeanne Hurley Simon on April 21, 1960, she was a member of the state legislature (1957-1961) and it was the first time in Illinois history that two sitting members of the General Assembly were married to each other.
Simon lived for many years in the small town of Makanda, south of Carbondale, where he was a professor and director of the SIU Public Policy Institute.
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