Paul Simon Biography

(Singer)

Paul Simon is a singer-songwriter and actor who is the partner of Art Garfunkel.

More about the relationship

Paul Simon married three times, he married Peggy Harper in 1969. The couple had a son Harper Simon in 1972 and divorced in 1975. Then he married actress and author Carrie Fisher on August 16, 1983.

But the marriage didn’t last long so they got separated in 1984. Moreover, he married singer Edie Brickell on May 30, 1992. They have three children: Adrian, Lulu, and Gabriel.

Relationship Facts of Paul Simon

  • Paul Simon is married to Edie Brickell {Compare Couple}.
  • Paul Simon married on May 30, 1992.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 288 days 💑
  • He is father of Four (Harper Simon, Lulu Belle Simon, Gabriel Elijah Simon, Adrian Edward Simon).
  • Paul Simon is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Paul Simon?

Paul Simon is a popular American singer-songwriter and actor. He is best known for his works that were produced after him joined hands with Art Garfunkel. The duo, which would go on to become famous, was formed in the year 1964.

Some of their collaborative works include ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Mrs. Robinson’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.

Paul Simon: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Paul Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey, the United States on October 13, 1941. His birth name is Paul Frederic Simon and he is currently 80 years old.

His father’s name is Louis Simon and his mother’s name is Belle Simon.  Simon had a passion for baseball, jazz, and folk music.

His parents played a key role in his developing passion for music. He also had a great spiritual influence from his mother who brought him up in accordance with the Jewish custom and heritage.

He has a sibling namely, Eddie Simon. Paul holds American citizenship and Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. His birth sign is Libra.

Education

Talking about Paul’s education history, he attended Forest Hills High School. Then, he graduated in 1963 with a major in English Literature.

He later joined Brooklyn Law School but dropped out after some time. He attended Queens College, City University of New York.

Paul Simon: Professional Life, Career

Paul Simon’s career in music took off at the tender age of eleven when he performed along with Garfunkel for an ‘Alice in Wonderland production. From then on they started performing as a rock duo under the name, ‘Tom and Jerry‘.

Some of the initial hits of the duo include ‘Our Song’ and ‘That’s My Story. In the year 1964, the duo impressed the executive of Columbia Records, Clive Davis, who immediately signed them for an album.

Columbia Records registered the duo by their real name and released their first long play, ‘Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M’. Unfortunately, the album did not perform well on the music charts. Dismayed by the failure of his debut album, Simon headed to Europe.

There he collaborated with Bruce Woodley, a member of the Australian rock band, ‘The Seekers’. Together they composed a few songs like ‘Red Rubber Ball’, ‘I Wish You Could Be Here, and ‘Cloudy’.

After he returned to the US, a producer named Tom Wilson reworked his debut album and released it as a single under the title, ‘The Sound of Silence’. The album became a massive hit. Its second volume was released as ‘The Sounds of Silence’, on which Simon once again worked with Garfunkel.

The duo released numerous chartbusters right after their second LP. Meanwhile, they contributed to the soundtrack of the iconic film by Mike Nichols, ‘The Graduate’, which was a smash hit.

With back-to-back hits, Simon-Garfunkel was labeled as one of the most popular and influential duos of the era. But as they reached new musical heights, their partnership started to weaken. Simon & Garfunkel gave their fans their last album, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ in 1970. With its innovative style of composition, the album peaked on music charts. The title song became the cultural anthem for the youth.

Simon-Garfunkel duo parted ways and moved on to build their respective career in different fields. Simon stuck to his music career and began working to impart new dimensions to rock music. In the year 1972, Simon recorded a self-titled solo album that included songs like ‘Mother and Child Reunion and ‘Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard’. The tracks gave birth to a new style of music that was quite distinct from his previous works and earned rave reviews from the initially skeptical critics.

In the year 1980, Simon stepped into the field of filmmaking. Inspired by the appearance of Woody Allen in the film ‘Annie Hall’, Simon wrote and starred in his movie, ‘One-Trick Pony’. He also recorded a soundtrack for the film. The movie tanked at the box office, but the soundtrack yielded the hit single, ‘Late in the Evening’.

Also, all of these were commercial successes. He also had a long-time association with the TV show ‘Saturday Night Live. He has so far appeared on the show about 15 times.

Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. – This was Simon-Garfunkel’s first LP since their days as the teen harmony duo, ‘Tom & Jerry’. The tracks of the album were composed on high-octane and had infused the style of pop-folk music. The album was released in March 1964 and included tracks like ‘Sun Is Burning’, ‘You Can Tell the World’, ‘Bleecker Street’, etc.

Sounds of Silence –This was the duo’s second album and it sounded soothing, unlike their first record. Released in 1965, the album included chartbuster tracks like ‘Kathy’s Song’, ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Richard Cory’, and ‘I Am a Rock’. Bridge Over Troubled Water – This was one of the biggest-selling albums of its decade.

Paul Simon: Net Worth, Salary

He has an estimated net worth of around $150 million (as per 2021 data) and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career.

Paul Simon: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

There are no rumors and controversy about Paul. He is successful in maintaining his life away from rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Paul Simon has a height of 5 feet 3 inches. Additionally, he weighs the unknown. His hair color is brown and his eye color is brown.

Social Media

Being an American singer-songwriter, Paul has a huge fan following rate. He has been active on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

He has 1.1K followers on his Facebook. Around 29.6K followers on his Twitter, he has around 31.8K followers on Instagram.

 

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