Facts of Paul Simon
|Full Name:||Paul Simon|
|Age:||79 years 1 months|
|Birth Date:||October 13, 1941|
|Birth Place:||Newark, New Jersey, USA|
|Net Worth:||$75 million|
|Height / How tall :||5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)|
|Father's Name:||Louis Simon|
|Mother's Name:||Belle Simon|
|Education:||Queens College, City University Of New York|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Gemini|
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I don't see much truth in laurels, period. The forces of habit make you go on. There's an internal engine that's been running since I was 14
I keep an ear out to see if it's still purring and it is. It chronically purrs. Music making is who you are and it doesn't go away. If you love to play music, you're lucky.
Brian Wilson is a couple of years younger than I am - but not many - and his stuff is still interesting. The same goes for Tom Waits. There are other people doing interesting work, but the people doing it aren't coming from the same history of enormous popular success that I've had. There's a certain expectation that I'm going to reach the level I was at back when I was enormously successful. That may be impossible to do at this point.
I'm generally enthusiastic when I'm working and when I immediately finish I'm enthusiastic. Shortly after that I don't want to hear it. It's always been my way. It's such an intense process for me and the process itself can take so long, and I get into it so completely, that by the time I've finished a piece of work I'm really finished with it. I'm done. What happens then is I don't do anything for usually a year or so.
Relationship Statistics of Paul Simon
|What is Paul Simon marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Paul Simon get married ? (married date):||May 30, 1992|
|How many children does Paul Simon have ? (name):||Four (Harper Simon, Lulu Belle Simon, Gabriel Elijah Simon, Adrian Edward Simon)|
|Is Paul Simon having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Paul Simon gay ?:||No|
|Who is Paul Simon wife ? (name):||Edie Brickell|
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.
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 joining 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, Siblings, Nationality, 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 78 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, School/ College University
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 a 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 on 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 at 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 which 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 success. He also had a long-time association with the TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’. He has so far appeared on the show for 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 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 $75 million (as per 2020 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, Body Size
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.
Being an American singer-songwriter, Paul has a huge fan following rate. He has been active in 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.