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Born in New Jersey in October of 1941, Paul Simon is a singer-songwriter who may be best known for his career as a part of the musical duo, Simon & Garfunkel. The pair met in Queens, NY and originally called themselves "Tom and Jerry." In 1957, the two friends produced a single called, "Hey Schoolgirl," and they had their first hit at just 15-years-old.
After high school, Simon and Garfunkel parted ways. Simon went on to study English at Queens College, while Garfunkel studied math at Columbia University. Years later, the two met back up and released their first album, "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M". The album wasn't much of a success and, in 1965, Simon went on to release a solo album called "The Paul Simon Songbook".
One year later, Simon & Garfunkel came together again to release their second album, "Sounds of Silence". Finally, they had hit gold. With three of the songs becoming smash hits, the duo had finally reached the masses. However, the pair broke up in 1970 after releasing their last album together, "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Prior to their split, the duo took home nine Grammy awards.
From there, Paul Simon launched an impressive solo career. He recorded a self-titled solo album in 1972 and later went on to write and star in a movie called, "One-Trick Pony". In 2016, at the age of 75, Simon released thirteenth solo studio album called "Stranger to Stranger". Over the years, Simon has taken home 13 Grammy awards himself, including Album of the Year for "Graceland", "Still Crazy After All These Years", and "You're the One".
Paul Simon's Setlist
Simon & Garfunkel had a ton of hits and Paul Simon was able to turn his success into a thriving solo career. While the duo has made appearances together since their split, Simon has gone on to create the following hits on his own:
- Hearts and Bones
- The Obvious Child
- Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Simon has collaborated with the likes of Randy Newman, Annie Lennox, and Mumford & Sons. His songs can be categorized into the folk, pop, rock, and world genres. Paul Simon uses the story of his life to write music that touches others. From love and heartbreak to social commentaries and religion, Simon's music is touching and real.
Paul Simon's Concert
So, what's it like to see the legendary Paul Simon perform live? It's both raw and emotional. Simon has been around for a long time and his fan base is widespread. Folks are drawn in by his acoustic performances and his greatest hits. You can also expect an encore, or two, or four...or six! Paul Simon has been known to give the crowd what they want- and that's more of his music, of course!
Simon's concerts are a good mix of old classics and fresh takes. His shows typically last a little over two hours and it's clear that the audience could stay all night long.
Paul Simon Ticket Prices
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