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Other Profession(s): Singer, Actor, Song writer
Higher Education: Graduated
Paul Frederic Simon was born on October 13, 1941. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Simon grew up in Queens, a borough in borough of New York City in the state of New Jersey. During their early teens, when they were in their mid-twenties, he started performing with a good friend of his, Art Garfunkel. During the course of his long career, he has been a musician, a singer, a songwriter, and an actor, and his work spans six decades. As a soloist, he took part in the folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel with Art Garfunkel.
Paul Simon Career:
There are more than 30 songs that Simon wrote, recorded, and released between 1957 and 1964.
Simon has been a trustee at Berklee College of Music since 1986, where he has served as Chair of the board of trustees in addition to receiving an Honorary Doctor of Music degree.
There was no Garfunnkel on the 1983 release of Simon's Hearts and Bones.
It was in October 1990 that Dion's song "Written on the Subway Wall"/"Little Star", featuring Simon, reached the peak position of number 97 in the US charts.
Paul Simon: The Studio Recordings 1972–2000
A limited edition nine-CD box set of Simon's studio recordings, was rereleased in 2004 as both an individual CD and as part of a limited edition box set.
There was a book published by Walter Yetnikoff in March 2004 entitled Howling at the Moon, which was highly critical of Simon's personal character and of the tenuous business partnership he had with Columbia Records over the years.
A 25th anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert was held in October 2009 at which Dion and Simon performed "The Wanderer".
Paul Simon Unknown facts:
Simon stepped forward to support Little Kids Rock, which is a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruments to public school children as well as free music lessons to children in the community.