Paul Simon, singer, songwriter
Singer ~ Songwriter
Simon & Garfunkel
birth name: Paul Frederick Simon

Paul Simon

October 13, 1941, Newark, NJ

Paul Simon's solo songs are as much defined by his growth as a singer-songwriter as they are by the last couple of years of Simon and Garfunkel. It was on ‘Bookends’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ where Simon first started treating the studio like a playground and experimenting with music outside of America's borders. ~ Ultimate Classic Rock: Top 10 Paul Simon Songs ~ retrieved May 16, 2014 © Ultimate Classic Rock

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Also on October 13 ~ Art Tatum born ~ Ashanti born ~ General Johnson dies 

October 13, 2007 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (68) Britney Spears, Gimme More ~ #2 (2) Kanye West, Stronger ~ #1 (1) Soulja Boy Tell'em, Crank That (Soulja Boy)

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Paul Simon ~ Inducted in the 1982 Songwriters Hall Of Fame ~ Simon is one of those unique individuals whose impact on the culture has continued unabated in many different guises over the nearly 30 years of his creative life. He has literally been a musical spokesman for the sentiments of many eras. ~ 1982 © Songwriters Hall Of Fame

In 2008 three Paul Simon albums made it to the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die in 2008. ~ Graceland (1986) ~ Hearts And Bones (1983) ~ Paul Simon (1972)

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Randy Newman ~ Trouble In Paradise (1983) ~ Ranked #67 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ “Nothing,” says Randy Newman when asked what he had been thinking about when he began work on his eighth album, Trouble In Paradise. “I had no cohesive plan in mind.” ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone

Simon & Garfunkel

When they were in the sixth grade together in Forest Hills, Queens, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel discovered they could harmonize. What they may not have realized at the time was just how far their angelic voices would carry them. Throughout the latter half of the 1960s and early 1970s the duo's literary lyrics, sculpted melodies, and, above all, exquisite harmonies combined for a folk-pop sound that propelled them to the top of the charts and left a mark on thousands of future singer-songwriters. ~ Rolling Stone: Simon & Garfunkel ~ retrieved June 16, 2013 © Rolling Stone

Simon & Garfunkel ~ Inducted in the 2008 Long Island Hall Of Fame.



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