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Paul Simon net worth:
$45 Million

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Born Paul Frederic Simon on 13 October 1941 in Newark, New Jersey USA, to Hungarian-Jewish parents, Paul Simon is firstly a musician – famous since the early 1960s partly because his area of music involves folk, folk rock, soft rock and worldbeat – but also an excellent song writer, for many other singers as well.

So just how rich is Paul Simon? During his long career in the music industry, Paul has managed to accumulate a net worth that has been estimated at $45 million, earned with his singing partner Art Garfunkel (“Simon and Garfunkel”), and as a solo artist and song writer.

Paul Simon Net Worth $45 Million

Paul Simon’s father Louis (1916–1995) was a college professor, but also an upright bass player, and dance-band leader. His mother, Belle (1910–2007), was an elementary school teacher. Both encouraged their son in learning music, which really took-off when he met Art Garfunkel at school when they were 11, and they performed casually together at school dances. After leaving school, Paul Simon majored in English at Queen’s College, New York, while Garfunkel studied mathematics, but Paul’s real passion in those days was rock ‘n roll.

In 1964 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel teamed together again, as Tom & Jerry. They soon changed their name to Simon and Garfunkel, and had great success around the world over the next 15 years, and reuniting for one-off concerts even until the present. Paul wrote almost all of the duo`s songs, many entering not only the US charts but also gaining them worldwide fame, for example “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson” and, of course, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” among many others. Consequently, Paul Simon’s net worth increased steadily through the late 60s and early 70s, after which Paul started pursuing a solo  career, releasing three albums in relatively quick succession. He was continuing to write songs, too. These activities also added considerable income to Paul Simon’s net worth.

In 1986, Paul released “Graceland”, one of his studio albums, produced following visits to South Africa and in conjunction with the native group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  This was well received both critically and popularly, and helped Simon to add a great amount of money to his net worth. It is certainly true that this album is different: Paul`s passion and interest in South African township music contributed much to the production of this album.

Paul Simon has enlarged his net worth while working on Broadway, too. He co-produced a play named “Asinamali!” in 1987. He also performed at “Rock ‘n Roll! The First 5,000 Years” (1982), “Mike Nichols and Elaine May: Together Again on Broadway “(1992) and “The Graduate” (2002). Simon also composed and arranged the music for “The Capeman” (1998).

Paul Simon`s talent has been frequently acknowledged:  he has been rewarded with 12 Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990  Paul and Art were inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, and in 20o1 Paul was inducted again as a solo artist, a totally unique achievement. Simon also received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Music from Berklee College of Music, at which he is now a board member.

In 2006 Time Magazine  included Paul Simon in the list of “100 People Who Shaped the World”. Paul has also received the Polar Music Prize (2012), Library of Congress Gershwin Prize (2007) and in 2011, Rolling Stone magazine named Simon as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists.

As regards his personal life, Paul has been married three times, firstly to Peggy Harper in 1969, with whom he had a son, Harper Simon – currently known as a guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter – but they divorced in 1975. From 1983 to 1984 Simon was married to the author and actress Carrie Fisher, who is known for her bestselling book “Postcards from the Edge”. Since 1992, Paul has been married to folk musician Edie Brickell, and the couple has three children.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dixie: Changing Habits1983TV Movie lyrics: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" / music: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
The Greatest American Hero1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rockshow1980Documentary writer: "Richard Cory" - uncredited
One-Trick Pony1980performer: "Late In The Evening", "One-Trick Pony", "How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns", "God Bless The Absentee", "Nobody", "Long Long Day", "Ace In The Hole", "Jonah", "Oh, Marion", "Soft Parachutes", "That's Why God Made The Movies" / writer: "Late In The Evening", "One-Trick Pony", "How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns", "God Bless The Absentee", "Nobody", "Long Long Day", "Ace In The Hole", "Jonah", "Oh, Marion", "Soft Parachutes", "That's Why God Made The Movies"
The Donna Summer Special1980TV Special writer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
De Mike Burstyn show1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Promises in the Dark1979performer: "WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD"
The Late Late Lien Show1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
More American Graffiti1979writer: "Sounds of Silence"
Top of the Pops1966-1979TV Series writer - 4 episodes
James at 16TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1978 writer - 2 episodes, 1978
Coming Home1978writer: "Bookends" 1966
Dolly1976TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A Fantasy Fulfilled1975writer: "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." - uncredited
Nepal1975Short performer: "Graceland" - uncredited / writer: "Graceland" - uncredited
The Don Lane Show1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Graham Kennedy Show1973-1975TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Shampoo1975performer: "Silent Eyes" - uncredited / writer: "Silent Eyes" - uncredited
DerrickTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1974 writer - 1 episode, 1974
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Suckula1973performer: "Loves Me Like a Rock" - uncredited / writer: "Loves Me Like a Rock" - uncredited
Heavy Traffic1973"Scarborough Fair"
Voyage of the Yes1973TV Movie writer: "El Condor Pasa"
Rollin' on the River1972TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis on Tour1972Documentary writer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
The Virgin Rape1971writer: "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" - uncredited
Cucumber Castle1970TV Movie writer: "Mrs Robinson"
Elvis: That's the Way It Is1970Documentary writer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Sounds Like Us1969TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Zoo in Winter1969TV Movie documentary writer: "At The Zoo"
High School1969Documentary writer: "The Dangling Conversation" - uncredited
Jack Benny's Bag1968TV Special writer: "Mrs. Robinson" - uncredited
Andy Williams' Kaleidoscope Company1968TV Movie writer: "Mrs. Robinson", "Old Friends/Bookends Theme", "Scarborough Fair/Canticle"
Romp!!!1968TV Special writer: "59th Street Bridge Song Feelin' Groovy"
The Kraft Music Hall1967TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Graduate1967writer: "The Sounds of Silence", "April Come She Will", "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", "Mrs. Robinson", "The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" - uncredited
Ready, Steady, Go!1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Dog's Purpose2017writer: "April Come She Will" completed
This Is UsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Trolls2016writer: "The Sound Of Silence"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series music - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Halt and Catch FireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Stranger Things2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds2016Documentary writer: "Bridge over Troubled Water"
ConanTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Scandal2014-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The AffairTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Leftovers2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Scream Queens2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Program2015/IIwriter: "Mrs. Robinson"
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Masters of Sex2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV Special performer: "Still Crazy After All These Years" / writer: "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover", "Still Crazy After All These Years"
The Mindy Project2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Old Lady2014performer: "Peace Like a River" / writer: "Peace Like a River"
Wild2014/Iwriter: "El Condor Pasa If I Could", "Homeward Bound"
Wimbledon2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Normal Heart2014TV Movie writer: "The Only Living Boy in New York"
Louie2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Independent LensTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Avis de mistral2014writer: "The Sound of Silence"
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
About a Boy2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wish I Was Here2014performer: "The Obvious Child" / writer: "The Obvious Child"
Obvious Child2014performer: "The Obvious Child" / writer: "The Obvious Child"
The Wolf of Wall Street2013writer: "Mrs. Robinson"
Family Guy2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013writer: "Old Friends"
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer - 12 episodes, 1975 - 2013 writer - 12 episodes, 1975 - 2013
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude TubeTV Series 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Ji zhan2013writer: "The Sound of Silence"
Arrested Development2013TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV Series writer - 14 episodes
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Short Game2013Documentary writer: "The 59th Street Bridge Song Feelin' Groovy"
Muscle Shoals2013Documentary performer: "Kodachrome" / writer: "Kodachrome"
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
This Is 402012performer: "Rewrite" / writer: "Rewrite"
Strictly Come Dancing2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2010-2012TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Sunday Brunch2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Alphas2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2004-2012TV Series writer - 7 episodes
Aufgspuit!2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Watch2012/Iwriter: "El Ritmo del Silencio The Sound of Silence"
Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars2012TV Movie documentary writer: "Mrs. Robinson" - uncredited
Willkommen Baku2012TV Movie performer: "The Sound Of Silence"
The SimpsonsTV Series 1 episode, 1994 writer - 4 episodes, 2003 - 2012 performer - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2011
No me la puc treure del capTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Them Idiots Whirled Tour2012TV Special documentary lyrics: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" / music: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Napoleon DynamiteTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Celtic Woman: Believe2012Documentary writer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
EnlightenedTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Muppets2011performer: "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" / writer: "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"
Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London2011Video "The Boy in the Bubble"
ParenthoodTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding2011writer: "The Shine"
Matzav Ha'Uma2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cecilia2011Short writer: "Cecilia" 1970
Dancing Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jumping the Broom2011writer: "Bridge over Troubled Water"
Parks and Recreation2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2003-2011TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2011 writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2011
Like Crazy2011performer: "Crazy Love, Vol. II" / writer: "Crazy Love, Vol. II"
The Music Never Stopped2011writer: "Cecilia"
The Colbert ReportTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Wishful Drinking2010TV Movie documentary lyrics: "Allergies", "Homeward Bound", "She Moves On" / music: "Allergies", "Homeward Bound", "She Moves On" / performer: "Hearts and Bones" / writer: "Hearts and Bones"
Dancing with the Stars2005-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
One Tree Hill2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again2010TV Special documentary performer: "The Boxer" / writer: "The Boxer"
Dancing on Ice2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Un novio de mierda2010Short writer: "The Sound of Silence"
Coyote2010/IIShort performer: "Run That Body Down" / writer: "Run That Body Down"
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentary writer: "Time To Love / Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Gums & Guts2009Short writer: "Mrs. Robinson"
Obvious Child2009Short performer: "The Obvious Child"
Electric Dreams2009TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Ruby & the RockitsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Taking Woodstock2009writer: "America"
Banda sonora2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Life on MarsTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2009 performer - 1 episode, 2008
Eastbound & Down2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brothers & Sisters2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Watchmen2009writer: "The Sound of Silence"
(500) Days of Summer2009writer: "Bookends"
RageTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
My Name Is Earl2008TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
New York, I Love You2008writer: "The Only Living Boy in New York" 1970
60/902008TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mom's New Boyfriend2008writer: "Mrs. Robinson"
The Wrecking Crew!2008Documentary writer: "Mrs. Robinson"
The Dreamer2008/IIShort writer: "The Boxer"
Por Toda Minha Vida2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Classic Artists: Yes2007Video documentary writer: "America"
The SopranosTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2000 - 2007 performer - 1 episode, 2000
Sicko2007Documentary writer: "The 59th Street Bridge Song Feelin' Groovy"
Ten Years After (A Short Life Story)2007Video short performer: "Slip Slidin' Away" / writer: "Slip Slidin' Away"
Starmania. Österreich sucht den neuen Star2006-2007TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The ChoirTV Mini-Series documentary lyrics - 2 episodes, 2006 music - 2 episodes, 2006
The Pursuit of Happyness2006writer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" 1969
The Holiday2006writer: "Mrs. Robinson" 1967
How Music Works2006TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
20 to 12006TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
10 Items or Less2006performer: "Duncan" / writer: "Duncan"
Bobby2006writer: "The Sound of Silence"
Aloha from Sweden2006Video writer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
John Tucker Must Die2006writer: "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
Gilmore Girls2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kupetzky2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas2006writer: "The 59th Street Bridge Song Feelin' Groovy"
Annapolis2006writer: "The Boxer" - uncredited
Rumor Has It...2005writer: "Mrs. Robinson"
Movie Music Mania2005TV Movie documentary writer: "Mrs. Robinson"
Zathura: A Space Adventure2005performer: "Loves Me Like a Rock" / writer: "Loves Me Like a Rock"
Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
L'anniversaire2005performer: "Bookends" / writer: "Bookends" - as P. Simon
Remedy Live2005Video writer: "America/ Southern Solo"
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary performer: "Still Crazy After All These Years" uncredited, "Here Comes the Sun" / writer: "Still Crazy After All These Years" - uncredited
CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix 2005, Night 12005Video performer: "You Can Call Me Al" / writer: "You Can Call Me Al"
Homo Boulderiens2004Short writer: "I am a Rock"
Desperate Housewives2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Delphinsommer2004TV Movie writer: "Scarborough Fair/ Canticle"
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story2004writer: "Red Rubber Ball"
A Home at the End of the World2004performer: "Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard" / writer: "Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard"
Raising Helen2004writer: "At The Zoo"
Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends - Live on Stage2004Video "Cathy's Song" / performer: "Hey, Schoolgirl In the Second Row", "Bye Bye Love" / writer: "America" instrumental, "Old Friends", "A Hazy Shade of Winter", "I Am a Rock", "America", "At the Zoo/Baby Driver", "Cathy's Song", "Hey, Schoolgirl In the Second Row", "Homeward Bound", "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", "Slip Slidin' Away", "El Condor Pasa", "Keep the Customer Satisfied", "The Only Living Boy in New York", "American Tune", "My Little Town", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Ceci
Paternal Instinct2004Documentary writer: "Cecilia"
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Garden State2004writer: "The Only Living Boy in New York" 1970
Idol stjörnuleit2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Homenaje a Sergio2003TV Movie writer: "Puente sobre aguas turbulentas Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Something's Gotta Give2003performer: "Learn How to Fall" / writer: "Learn How to Fall"
High ChaparallTV Series documentary lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003
SkeppsholmenTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003 performer - 1 episode, 2003
I Love the '80s Strikes BackTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Idols2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Fighting Temptations2003"Loves Me Like A Rock"
Janis et John2003writer: "Janie Jones"
Intolerable Cruelty2003writer: "The Boxer" 1968, "Bridge over Troubled Water" 1969, "April Come She Will" 1966, "Punky's Dilemma" 1967
Lost in Translation2003writer: "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" 1966
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV Special performer: "Father and Daughter" / writer: "Father and Daughter"
Old School2003writer: "The Sound of Silence"
The Boys of 2nd Street Park2003TV Movie documentary performer: "Adios Hermanos", "Quiet" / writer: "Adios Hermanos", "Quiet"
Stella Shorts 1998-20022002Video writer: "America"
Maid in Manhattan2002performer: "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" / writer: "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard", "Kathy's Song"
American Dreams2002TV Series writer: "The Sound Of Silence"
The Wild Thornberrys Movie2002performer: "Father and Daughter" / producer: "Father and Daughter" / writer: "Father and Daughter"
40 Days and 40 Nights2002writer: "Loves Me Like a Rock"
The Royal Tenenbaums2001performer: "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" / writer: "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard"
Brown Eyed Girl2001Short writer: "The 59th Street Bridge Song Feelin' Groovy"
Barend en Van DorpTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
American Pie 22001writer: "Mrs. Robinson"
Boston Public2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
3000 Miles to Graceland2001"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
Yes: Keys to Ascension2001Video writer: "America"
Tadpole2000writer: "The Only Living Boy In New York" 1970
Curb Your Enthusiasm2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Almost Famous2000writer: "America"
Space Cowboys2000writer: "STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS"
Loser2000writer: "Scarborough Fair/Canticle"
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle2000writer: "America"
ER2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
MTV Unplugged: Ballads2000Video short performer: "Still Crazy After All These Years" / writer: "Still Crazy After All These Years"
Girl, Interrupted1999writer: "Bookends"
American Pie1999writer: "Mrs. Robinson"
The Other Sister1999writer: "Mrs. Robinson"
The '60s1999TV Movie writer: "America", "Bookends Theme"
Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas1997TV Special documentary writer: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Mystery Science Theater 30001993-1997TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Fox After Breakfast1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mother1996/II"Mrs. Robinson"
Kingpin1996writer: "The Sound of Silence"
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Forrest Gump1994"Mrs. Robinson" 1967
Cops and Robbersons1994performer: "Kodachrome" / writer: "Kodachrome"
American Masters1994TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Daai foo ji ga1994performer: "April Come She Will" / writer: "April Come She Will"
Florida LadyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Wayne's World 21993"MRS. ROBINSON"
Rhythm & Jam1993TV Mini-Series writer: "Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes"
Coneheads1993performer: "Kodachrome" / writer: "Kodachrome"
Marienhof1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1992 performer - 1 episode, 1992
Palm Harbor Vice1991writer: "A Hazy Shade of Winter"
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video short performer: "Put Down the Duckie" 1986 - uncredited
The Wonder YearsTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1989 performer - 2 episodes, 1989
Depeche Mode: 1011989Documentary writer: "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"
Sesame Street, Special1988TV Movie performer: "Put Down the Duckie", "Put Down the Duckie Reprise"
Less Than Zero1987writer: "A Hazy Shade Of Winter"
Ishtar1987lyrics: "Brdige Over Troubled Water" / music: "Brdige Over Troubled Water"
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al1986Video short performer: "You Can Call Me Al" / writer: "You Can Call Me Al"
Better Off Dead...1985performer: "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover" / writer: "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover"
A Chipmunk Reunion1985TV Movie writer: "Mother and Child Reunion"
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary "We Are the World", uncredited
Fame1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ratings Game1984TV Movie writer: "Sounds of Silence"
Hittimittari1984TV Series writer - 1 episode
Still the Beaver1983TV Movie writer: "At The Zoo"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horace and Pete2016TV Mini-SeriesLeon's Friend
The Garden's Defining Moments2015TV Mini-Series
Portlandia2015TV SeriesPaul Simon
Henry & Me2014Thurmon Munson (voice)
The Great Buck Howard2008Grateful Old Performer (uncredited)
Millennium1999TV SeriesJohn Dryden
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme1990TV MovieSimple Simon
Paul Simon: You Can Call Me Al1986Video short
One-Trick Pony1980Jonah
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash1978TV MoviePaul Simon - Interviewee
Annie Hall1977Tony Lacey

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Horace and Pete2016TV Mini-Series 1 episode
The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg Deluxe Set2008Documentary
The Wild Thornberrys Movie2002
The Statue of Liberty1985Documentary
One-Trick Pony1980
Shampoo1975

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disturbed: The Sound of Silence2015Video short
Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends - Live on Stage2004Video
One-Trick Pony1980
The Paul Simon Special1977TV Special

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wo ai chu fang1997soundtrack
The Graduate1967songs by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Harmony Game2011Documentary executive producer
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV Movie producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Old Lady2014special thanks
Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle2012Documentary special thanks: funding
Mama Africa2011Documentary thanks
Like Crazy2011special thanks
The Music Never Stopped2011special thanks
Lost in Translation2003thanks
Tadpole2000special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Austin City Limits2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Skavlan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Paul Simon at the NY Auto Show2016Video shortHimself
American Masters1993-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Willie Nelson2016TV MovieHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Welcome to Sweden2015TV SeriesHimself
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself - Featuring
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself
Conan2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Saturday Night Live1975-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Host / ...
Aaron Neville: Doo Wop - My True Story2013TV MovieHimself
Under African Skies2012DocumentaryHimself
Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall, New York2011TV MovieHimself
9/11 Memorial from Ground Zero, Tenth Anniverary2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Singer
Glastonbury 20112011TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2011TV MovieHimself
The Harmony Game2011DocumentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2010TV MovieHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols2010TV MovieHimself (as Simon & Garfunkel)
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHimself
Stevie Wonder: In Performance at the White House - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize2009TV SpecialHimself
The Dixie Hummingbirds: 80 Years Young2008DocumentaryHimself
Talking Guitars2007DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1998-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song2007TV SpecialPerformer
Live from Abbey Road2007TV SeriesPerformer
We Are Together (Thina Simunye)2006DocumentaryHimself
Iconoclasts2006TV Series documentary
Parkinson2000-2006TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2006TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Later... With Jools Holland2006TV SeriesHimself
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities2006DocumentaryHimself
B InTune TV2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest Star
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Mississippi Rising2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mark Twain Prize: Lorne Michaels2004TV MovieHimself - Performer
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends - Live on Stage2004VideoHimself - Vocals-Guitar
Entertainment Tonight2003TV SeriesHimself
Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin'2003TV SpecialHimself
Great Performances2000-2003TV SeriesHimself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Performer: 'Father and Daughter'
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2002TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration!2002TV SpecialHimself
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson2001TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award
CNN World Beat2001TV SeriesHimself
On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom2000Short documentary
On Tiptoe: The Music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo2000DocumentaryHimself
MTV Unplugged: Ballads2000Video shortHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Original Score
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Classic Albums1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Best of Ladysmith Black Mambazo1997VideoHimself
We Are the World: A 10th Anniversary Tribute1995TV Special
We Love You Like a Rock: The Dixie Hummingbirds1994DocumentaryHimself
Rhythm & Jam1993TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Willie Nelson: The Big Six-01993TV Special documentaryHimself
Hurricane Relief1992TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Sesame Street1989-1992TV SeriesHimself
Paul Simon's Concert in the Park1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Simple Truth: A Concert for Kurdish Refugees1991TV MovieHimself
Going Live!1990TV SeriesHimself
American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia1990TV MovieHimself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1989TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Journey of Dreams1988VideoHimself (uncredited)
Omnibus1988TV Series documentaryHimself
Sesame Street, Special1988TV MovieHimself (segment "Put Down the Duckie")
1987 Power Hits: New Year's Eve Countdown1987TV Special
Graceland: The African Concert1987VideoHimself
Paul Simon, Graceland: The African Concert1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1987TV SeriesHimself
Cinemax Sessions1987TV SeriesHimself
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Brit Awards 19871987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best International Solo Artist
MusiCalifornia1987TV SeriesHimself
Homage to Steve1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
1986 World Series1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Harry Belafonte in Concert1985TV SpecialHimself
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentaryHimself
Album Flash1984TV Series documentaryHimself / Interviewed
The New Show1984TV SeriesHimself / Abe Lincoln
The Concert in Central Park1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Music Central1981TV MovieHimself
Live from Studio 8H: 100 Years of America's Popular Music1981TV Special
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Host
Aplauso1980TV SeriesHimself
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest Star
Solid Gold1980TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1980TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
Paul Simon: Live at the Tower Theatre 19801980VideoHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1979TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
The Paul Simon Special1977TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The 17th Annual Grammy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1971TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America1969TV MovieHimself
Monterey Pop1968DocumentaryPerformers (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Andy Williams' Kaleidoscope Company1968TV MovieHimself (as Simon & Garfunkel)
The Fred Astaire Show1968TV MovieHimself (as Simon & Garfunkel)
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel1967TV MovieHimself
The Red Skelton Hour1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest Vocalist
The Ed Sullivan Show1966TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Shivaree1966TV SeriesHimself
Stramash!1965TV SeriesHimself
Ready, Steady, Go!1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biggest Band Breakups and Make Ups2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialHimself (segment "Paul Simon Monologue")
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialTurkey (uncredited)
Rock Legends2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Willkommen Baku2012TV MovieHimself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself
Mama Africa2011DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again2010TV Special documentaryHimself
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault2009DocumentaryHimself
Banda sonora2009TV SeriesHimself
60/902008TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
First Light: Montauk Point Lighthouse2006Video documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks2004TV SpecialHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Andy Williams: My Favorite Duets2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Simon and Garfunkel)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoDave
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieHimself
Rock & Roll1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances1994TV SeriesHimself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!1994TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes: The Entertainers1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams1991Video documentaryHimself / Various Characters
Top of the Pops1990TV SeriesHimself
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video shortHimself
Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures1985VideoHimself
Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets1985VideoHimself
Numéro 11976TV SeriesHimself
Beat! Beat! Beat!1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Beat-Club1966TV SeriesHimself - Musician

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice AwardCleveland International Film FestivalBest Film· Joe Berlinger
2012Audience AwardEncounters South African International Documentary FestivalBest International FilmUnder African Skies (2012)· Joe Berlinger
2012Impact of Music AwardNashville Film FestivalUnder African Skies (2012)· Joe Berlinger
2011Achievement AwardNewport Beach Film FestivalOutstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: MusicUnder African Skies (2012)· Joe Berlinger
2008TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Memorable SNL Musical GuestSaturday Night Live (1975)· Art Garfunkel
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SpecialThe Paul Simon Special (1977)· Lorne Michaels (writer)
· Chevy Chase (writer)
· Tom Davis (writer)
· Al Franken (writer)
· Charles Grodin (writer)
· Lily Tomlin (writer)
· Alan Zweibel (writer)
1969GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Original Score Written for a Motion PictureThe Graduate (1967)· Dave Grusin

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015New York EmmyNew York Emmy AwardsArts: Program/SpecialThe Game 365 (2006)· Roman Gackowski (director)
· Fran Healy (host)
· Dan Galway (producer)
· Chris Kostianis (director of photography)
· Filipe Deandrade (camera)
· Charlie Tabano (editor)
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongThe Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureThe Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongThe Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal SongThe Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original SongThe Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)
1981GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialOne-Trick Pony (1980)


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#Fact
1Was in the fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi in college with Art Garfunkel.
2He is a good friend of Peter Gabriel. Both were recognized by critics for their efforts in the 1980s to use their popularity to bring "world music" to a much bigger audience in the West. Simon covered Gabriel's song "Biko" - about a murdered black rights activist from South Africa - for Gabriel's tribute album "And I'll Scratch Yours", released in 2013.
3Honorary member of Saturday Night Live (1975) "5-timers club", for those who have hosted "SNL" five times, even though he's only hosted four times.
4Like Steve Martin, Loren Michaels and Mike Nichols, Simon has had his portrait painted by artist Eric Fischl.
5Graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY).
6Even after their divorce in 1983, he and Carrie Fisher continued to date for 8 more years before finally breaking up in 1991.
7He admits he is a highly competitive person, which has colored his relationship with Bob Dylan. He was regularly compared (sometimes unfavorably) to Dylan in the 1960s and responded by disparaging Dylan in the press and even putting out a fairly explicit Dylan put-down song "A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I Was Robert McNamara'd into Submission)". He has since been more friendly towards Dylan, even going on tour with him once.
8The song, "Scarborough Fair/Canticles", from Simon & Garfunkel's multi-million selling "Parsley Sage Rosemary And Thyme" (1966) album contains a counterpoint melody with anti-war lyrics. The alternate melody and verse were removed when the song was issued as a single in 1967. That is the version that is most heard and performed today, though the original "Canticles " version can still be heard in the soundtrack of The Graduate (1967).
9Awarded the first Gershwin Prize for Popular Music in 2007 by the Library of Congress.
10Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982.
11Winner of the British Phonographic Industry Award for International Solo Artist in 1987 following the success of his multi-million selling album "Graceland".
12The "sleepy boy" he sings about in his song St. Judy's Comet (from the album There Goes Rhymin' Simon) is his son Harper.
13Was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Original Musical Score for "The Capeman," his music with lyrics by Derek Walcott.
14Is a long-time friend of fellow New Yorker Lorne Michaels, which has led to Simon and/or his songs appearing in numerous Michaels productions, including Saturday Night Live (1975) (several appearances as both host and musical guest); The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978) (brief appearance); and Coneheads (1993) (song "Kodachrome"). Michaels has also produced several of Simon's specials, including: The Paul Simon Special (1977); The Concert in Central Park (1982)_; and American Masters: Paul Simon: Born at the Right Time (1993).
15Opened the first Saturday Night Live (1975) episode after the September 11th attacks, with his song "The Boxer", following this was the infamous exchange between Rudy Giuliani and Lorne Michaels, where Michaels asked if it was okay to be funny.
16Simon & Garfunkel were voted the 40th Greatest Artists in Rock 'n' Roll by Rolling Stone.
17Is left-handed, but plays guitar right-handed.
18Attended a recording session in 1974 with Art Garfunkel, former The Beatles John Lennon, and singer Harry Nilsson. Lennon directed the session, and he and Simon reportedly clashed on Simon's cue in the song, leading to Simon's walking out (with Garfunkel close behind, making apologies) before anything was recorded.
19Didn't want to return to the US from England, where he was enjoying success with his solo album there, but Columbia Records invoked the letter of his and Art Garfunkel's recording contract, forcing him to come back. (His UK album went out of print, and was only reissued in 2004.)
20Wrote the song "The Only Living Boy In New York" about Art Garfunkel getting his role in Catch-22 (1970).
21One of the few artists from his generation to own all the songs he's written.
22Is a Life member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity
23Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (as a solo artist).
24Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Simon & Garfunkel) in 1990.
25Designated a Kennedy Center Honors recipient for 2002 to replace Paul McCartney. McCartney had originally accepted the award, but later withdrew because of a "personal scheduling conflict"--the wedding of his niece.
26Is good friends with Chevy Chase. The two worked together on Saturday Night Live (1975). Chase has appeared in The Paul Simon Special (1977) and Simon's music videos "You Can Call Me Al" and (alongside Steve Martin) "Proof".
27Asked if there were any songs he'd written that he now regrets recording, he said no. However, he does say he'd hate to be remembered for the song "Feelin' Groovy".
28Generally considers his solo work, especially the albums "Graceland" (1986) and "The Rhythm of the Saints" (1990), to be superior to his work with Simon & Garfunkel.
29Once co-hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) with like-named U.S. Senator Paul Simon.
30Father of Harper Simon, from his first marriage.
31Former son-in-law of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Former brother-in-law of Todd Fisher. Former half-brother-in-law of Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher.
32After his breakup with Carrie Fisher, he was depressed for two years. In 1985 his comeback album "Graceland" included songs about her.
33Was slated to play Dunbar in Catch-22 (1970) before the character was dropped.
34Married to Edie Brickell with whom he has three children: Adrian Edward (born December 1992), Lulu (born April 1995) and Gabriel Elijah (born May 1998).
35He co-wrote the song "Red Rubber Ball" with Bruce Woodley of The Seekers. The song was recorded by The Cyrkle, who had a big it with it, as well as The Seekers.
36Before finding fame as a singer/songwriter under his real name, Paul Simon had a handful of minor hit singles under two psuedonyms. The best known psuedonym is "Jerry Landis", a name Simon initially used as a member of the duo "Tom and Jerry"; he also issued some solo material under this name. When the hits as "Landis" stopped coming, he changed his stage name to "Tico", and made some very minor chart entries as a member of "Tico & The Triumphs".
37Released non-charting singles using the names "True Taylor" (in 1958) and "Paul Kane" (in 1963). Also wrote songs for other artists under the name "Jerry Landis", and released a few singles using that name. He later used the name "Tico" and had some minor hit singles as "Tico & The Triumphs".
38He and Art Garfunkel sang and wrote songs under the name "Tom and Jerry" in the late 1950s.

#Quote
1Look at what we did to the planet. We ruined the planet. Take away the human beings and all their inventions and all the stuff we've made and the mess we make and you've got a much cleaner planet. It would be a lot healthier than it is right now. Would life be better for a zebra without mankind? Absolutely. Would it be better for the trees? Absolutely.
2I really wanted to get off Warner Bros. I didn't think they understood what I was doing on the last couple of albums. They just wanted me to make hit singles, which is not really possible for me. It would be a fluke if I had a hit single. I don't make that kind of music anymore.
3I think "Graceland" was remarkable in two different ways. One, it was a very interesting artistic leap that combined cultures in a way that was accessible and gave people great joy and insight into another country. It was very successful as a marriage of different cultures, which is not easy to do. The other thing is it provoked a really interesting political discussion, which really came down to how effective is a cultural boycott if the people that it's affecting most are the people who are being oppressed? And that eventually turned people away from the cultural boycott as a tool of fighting that particular kind of oppression, because it wasn't an efficient tool. It didn't do the job. It did the opposite. "Graceland" was the catalyst that got people into that discussion. It was really Hugh Masekela who focused that discussion and said, "Hey, this is a good thing for South Africa. We want our music out there."
4When I listened to what popular music was in South Africa, it wasn't political music.
5I think if you have the gift of writing a political song, like those early Bob Dylan songs that were political, it's a gift to be able to write that kind of song. Phil Ochs had it, too. But most other people really couldn't. So you get "Eve of Destruction" or other imitations of those really good songs and it makes it seem like it's frivolous. So you stay in your own world. Somebody said, "If I went to South Africa I certainly wouldn't come back and write a song like 'You Can Call Me Al'." But "You Can Call Me Al" was a pretty interesting song. It starts off and it's about somebody who's completely self-involved and travels to a place where he becomes aware of the universe and the whole world from the experience he has. And essentially that was the gift of "Graceland", as opposed to it tearing down the walls of apartheid. It showed people, it was inspiring without being didactic. And the criticism was, "You have a responsibility to be didactic."
6Nobody says you should stop painting when you're 60. Nobody says you should stop writing novels when you're 60. Nobody says that B.B. King should stop playing the blues. So The Rolling Stones go out there and people call them dinosaurs and they say, "What are you talking about? We're reinventing what you can do at our age and if you don't like it, OK, but don't try to stop us."
7I like to reinvent the old material, take the songs somewhere they maybe haven't been.
8I'm just an artist, because that's my personality trait, a characteristic of how my brain works. I can't figure out a lot of things, I'm not a computer scientist. This is who I am. This is what I do. I make up songs and I try to make them as interesting as possible.
9The public will always find the artists it needs.
10What I'm thinking about now and what I'm talking about is really not for a huge audience. It would be unusual to find anybody at my age who is selling enormous amounts of records to the record-buying public.
11I'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.
12I started to build the albums around rhythms in response to my frustration with the album that preceded "Graceland", which was "Hearts and Bones". I felt with that album that I had written some songs that were better than the tracks that went on the album. I couldn't get things to fit together, so I ended up changing the songs to fit the tracks and then I thought, "My demo was better than this". So with "Graceland" I thought I'll just make tracks that I really like and then I'll write the songs, the words, and if I don't like what they sound like set to the music I'd throw things out and start again, which on a couple of occasions I did.
13[on recording "Graceland" in South Africa] I did not set out to make a political statement. I was making a cultural statement with political implications.
14If a song lives for a couple of years, it's a pretty good thing.
15Brian 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.
16Dylan [Bob Dylan] frequently reinvents himself, and at a very sophisticated level. Nobody ever did it better. That's his real genius. He's still interesting. "Love and Theft" is a fascinating record.
17I 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.
18The public hungers to see talented young people kill themselves.

#Trademark
1His sweet singing voice
2His diminutive stature
3His critically acclaimed musical talent of combining melody with literate songwriting

Is Paul Simon's Net Worth Deserved?

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