Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel)

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Legal name: Paul Frederic Simon

Also performs as: Jerry Landis


Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, actor 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 twelve Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including a 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. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine named Simon as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists. In 2015 he was named as one of The 100 Greatest Songwriters by Rolling Stone 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Green Album Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 1
1993 A Child’s Celebration of Song Various Artists 1
1994 Sometime Ago Manuel Barrueco 1
1995 Medusa / Live In Central Park Annie Lennox 2
1996 Go Cat Go! Carl Perkins 3 2
1997 Gone From Danger Joan Baez 5 4
1999 Soundtrack to a Generation: A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel Various Artists 2
2004 Simply Celtic Moods Various Artists 1
2005 Possibilities Herbie Hancock 4
2006 The Essential James Galway James Galway 1
2007 Carnival, Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Wyclef Jean 6
2009 Family Time Ziggy Marley 2
2012 Traveler Jerry Douglas 2
2012 Babel Mumford & Sons 15
2013 Scratch My Back / And I’ll Scratch Yours Peter Gabriel 2
2013 And I’ll Scratch Yours Peter Gabriel 2
2015 Road Trip Aurora Orchestra 1
Melodies and Rhythms James Last 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Мелодии и Ритмы Various Artists 1
1976 NBC's Saturday Night Live The Not Ready for Prime Time Players 2
1984 More Adventures in Modern Sounds Various Artists 1
1986 Hits 5 Various Artists 2
1986 Hits Album 5 Various Artists 2
1987 87 Hits Out Various Artists 1
1987 Stereoplay Highlights CD 17 Various Artists 1
1987 WEA Starforce on CD II Various Artists 1
1988 Garfunkel Art Garfunkel 1
1988 Super Oldies Various Artists 1
1988 Superstars in Digital Various Artists 1
1989 Schmuse Rock: Save Our Romantic Souls Various Artists 1
1989 Sounds of the Seventies: 1976 Various Artists 1
1990 Nobody’s Child: Romanian Angel Appeal Various Artists 1
1990 Singers & Songwriters Various Artists 1
1990 Sounds of the Seventies: 1973 Various Artists 1
1990 Sounds of the Seventies: 1977 Various Artists 2
1990 The Hit Pack Various Artists 1
1990 Ultimate Seventies - 1977 Various Artists 2
1991 Q the Album, Volume One Various Artists 1
1991 Sounds of the Seventies: 1972, Take Two Various Artists 1
1991 Sounds of the Seventies: 1973, Take Two Various Artists 1
1991 Sounds of the Seventies: 1976, Take Two Various Artists 1
1992 A Child's Celebration of Song Various Artists 1
1992 Earthrise: The Rainforest Album Various Artists 4
1993 The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock Various Artists 2
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1986 (10th Anniversary) Various Artists 1
1993 Maximum Voice: A Cappella Goes Voice Pop Various Artists 1
1994 Film and TV Themes, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1994 love songs Various Artists 1
1995 25 Years: Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
1995 Absolute 80's, Volume 4: 86/87 Various Artists 1

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