Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon Headline London’s Hard Rock Calling
: March 20, 2012
Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon have been announced as two of the headliners at this year’s Hard Rock Calling Festival in London’s Hyde Park. Train and Lady Antebellum also ha ...
Paul Simon Plots ‘Graceland’ Tour for 2012
: October 14, 2011
It’s hard to believe 25 years have passed since Paul Simon sang about his trek through a Mississippi Delta that “shining like a National guitar” to visit Graceland, the forme ...
paul simon Biography
The American guitarist and singer-songwriter Paul Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 13, 1941. He is best known for his part in the Simon & Garfunkel musical duo formed in 1965, along with Art Garfunkel, his musical partner. Simon wrote many of the duo's most famous songs, including three No. 1 hit singles, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, and The Sound of Silence. The pair split in 1970 at the peak of their popularity.
Simon started a very successful career as a soloist. Over the five years after his split with Art Garfunkel he recorded three critically acclaimed albums. Simon released Graceland in 1986. The album drew its inspiration from the township music of South Africa which helped in fueling the anti-apartheid movement. In 1980 Simon starred in and wrote the movie One Trick Pony. In 1998 he co-wrote The Capeman, a Broadway musical. The latest album from Simon is So Beautiful or So What, which was released in 2011.
Over the course of his collaborative and solo career, Simon has won a total of 13 Grammys, which include a Lifetime Achievement Award. He became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2007 Simon became the first Gershwin Prize for Popular Song recipient, which is awarded by the Library of Congress.