Paul Simon

BirthDay:

13 Oct 1941

BirthPlace:

Newark, New Jersey, USA

BirthName:

Paul Frederic Simon

Bio:

Born on October 13, 1941 in Newark New Jersey, Paul Simon is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever. In 1957, he and high school pal, Art Garfunkel, wrote and recorded the single, "Hey Schoolgirl", under the name "Tom and Jerry". After some failures, they broke up. Simon still wrote and recorded music as "Tico and The Triumps" and "Jerry Landis". He also attended Queens College and got a B.A. in English. He also studied law but quit to pursue a music career in 1964.

He and Art Garfunkel got back together as Simon & Garfunkel and recorded "Wednesday Morning 3 a.m.". After the commercial failure of the album, they broke up again. Simon left America to go to England, where he played in folk circuits and he made a solo album. Back in America, the producer of their first album, Tom Wilson, dubbed bass, electric guitar, and drums to the all-acoustic song, "Sound of Silence", which propelled them into the folk-rock scene. Simon & Garfunkel were back and, in 1966, they had popularity with the album, "The Sound of Silence", which features songs such as "I am a Rock", "Richard Cory" and "Kathy's Song". Their next album, "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme", had songs such as "Homeward Bound" "The 59th Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)".

In 1967, Mike Nichols asked Simon to write a score for his upcoming movie, The Graduate (1967). Their next album, "Bookends", which is considered one of the greatest albums of the sixties, featured songs such as "Mrs. Robinson" from The Graduate (1967), "Hazy Shade of Winter", "At The Zoo", "America". Their last album, "Bridge Over Troubled Water", featured songs such as the title song, "The Boxer", "Cecilia".

In the seventies, Simon emerged as a singer/songwriter with albums such as "Paul Simon", Still Crazy After All These Years", "Hearts and Bones", "Graceland", and "Songs from the Capeman". Aside from music, he wrote and starred in the movie, One-Trick Pony (1980), and reunited with friend, Art Garfunkel, in 1981, to give a concert in Central Park.
Filmography

Actor ( 72 credits )

Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Henry & Me (2014) Thurmon Munson (voice)
Welcome to Sweden (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Rock Legends (2013)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Under African Skies (2012) Himself
The Harmony Game (2011) Himself
Glastonbury 2011 (2011)  Himself
Portlandia (2011)  Paul Simon (1 episode, 2015)
Mama Africa (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Conan (2010)  Himself - musical guest (1 episode, 2011)
No me la puc treure del cap (2010)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Musical Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
The Great Buck Howard (2008) Grateful Old Performer (uncredited)
60/90 (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
The Dixie Hummingbirds: 80 Years Young (2008) Himself
Talking Guitars (2007) Himself
Banda sonora (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006) Himself
Live from Abbey Road (2006)  Performer (1 episode, 2007)
We Are Together (Thina Simunye) (2006) Himself
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
B InTune TV (2005)  Guest star (2 episodes, 2006)
Iconoclasts (2005) (1 episode, 2006)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom (2000)
On Tiptoe: The Music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo (2000) Himself
ESPN SportsCentury (1999)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2000)
CNN World Beat (1998)  As Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Millennium (1996)  John Dryden (1 episode, 1999)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
We Love You Like a Rock: The Dixie Hummingbirds (1994) Himself
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1993-2006)
Later with Jools Holland (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1998-2007)
The Howard Stern Show (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Cinemax Sessions (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1987)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
The New Show (1984)  Abe Lincoln / ... (1 episode, 1984)
Album Flash (1984)  Himself / ...
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
One-Trick Pony (1980) Jonah
Solid Gold (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Aplauso (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Annie Hall (1977) Tony Lacey
The Muppet Show (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Musical Guest / ... (17 episodes, 1975-2013)
Numéro 1 (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
The Midnight Special (1972)  Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (3 episodes, 1994-2003)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself - Performer (2 episodes, 2000-2006)
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
Monterey Pop (1968) Performers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967)  Himself (2 episodes, 1967)
The Kraft Music Hall (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1968)
Omnibus (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Shivaree (1965)  Himself (1 episode, 1966)
Beat-Club (1965)  Himself - Musician (archive footage) (1 episode, 1966)
Stramash! (1965)  Himself (1 episode, 1965)
Top of the Pops (1964)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1990)
Ready, Steady, Go! (1963)  Himself (1 episode, 1965)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (2 episodes, 1971-1992)
The Andy Williams Show (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1968)
The Red Skelton Hour (1951)  Himself - Guest Vocalist (1 episode, 1966)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Himself - Singer (1 episode, 1966)

Producer ( 1 credit )

The Harmony Game (2011) executive producer