Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel)

~ Person

Legal name: Paul Frederic Simon

Also performs as: Jerry Landis


Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. 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
1965 The Paul Simon Songbook Paul Simon 6
1972 Paul Simon Paul Simon 8
1973 There Goes Rhymin’ Simon Paul Simon 9
1975 Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon 10
1983 Hearts and Bones Paul Simon 6
1986 Graceland Paul Simon 5 25
1990 The Rhythm of the Saints Paul Simon 9
1997 Songs From the Capeman Paul Simon 2
2000 You’re the One Paul Simon 5
2006 Surprise Paul Simon 4
2011 So Beautiful or So What Paul Simon 3.65 6
2016 Stranger to Stranger Paul Simon 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Greatest Hits, Etc. Paul Simon 4
1988 Negotiations and Love Songs: 1971–1986 Paul Simon 7
1990 Paul Simon Plus Paul Simon, Neil Sedaka, Tony Orlando, Johnny Rivers, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 2
1991 Born at the Right Time: The Best Of Paul Simon 1
1993 Paul Simon: 1964-1993 Paul Simon 1
1993 The Paul Simon Anthology Paul Simon 2
1994 His Greatest Hits - Live in Concert Paul Simon 1
2000 Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar Paul Simon 2
2002 The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin' Paul Simon 3
2004 Selections From Paul Simon: The Studio Recordings (1972-2000) Paul Simon 1
2007 The Essential Paul Simon Paul Simon 4
2011 Songwriter Paul Simon 3
2013 The Complete Albums Collection Paul Simon 1
2013 Over the Bridge of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011) Paul Simon 1
2015 The Ultimate Collection Paul Simon 1
The Paul Simon Songbook Paul Simon 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin' Paul Simon with Urubamba and The Jessy Dixon Singers 5
1991 Concert in the Park Paul Simon 3
1992 MTV Unplugged Paul Simon 1
1999 Graceland: The African Concert Paul Simon 1
1999 Live in Denver 1999 Bob Dylan & Paul Simon 1
2012 Live In New York City Paul Simon 2
1999-06-13: Gorge Amphitheater, Columbia River Gorge, WA, USA Paul Simon & Bob Dylan 1
Unplugged Paul Simon 1
You're the One in Concert Paul Simon 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 One-Trick Pony Paul Simon 5
The Capeman (original Broadway cast) Paul Simon 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Mother and Child Reunion Paul Simon 1
1973 Kodachrome Paul Simon 1
1976 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon 1
1980 Late in the Evening Paul Simon 1
1986 The Boy in the Bubble Paul Simon 1
1986 You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon 1
2002 Father and Daughter Paul Simon 1
2011 The Afterlife Paul Simon 1
2015 New York Is My Home Dion & Paul Simon 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992-03-04 Paul Simon 1
Paul Simon Paul Simon 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 1967-06-16: Monterey Pop: Monterey, CA, USA Simon & Garfunkel / Paul Simon 1
2011 iTunes Festival: London 2011 Paul Simon 1
2011 2011-12-05: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL, USA Paul Simon 1

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