We're guessing his backstage one-on-one basketball games with the six-foot Art Garfunkel were a bit unfair, but the five foot, three-inch tall Paul Simon has certainly towered over his former bandmate in terms of a solo career.

Simon didn't lose a step following their 1970 breakup, remaining one of rock's leading singer-songwriters, and earning universal acclaim for his multi-platinum 1986 genre-blending 'Graceland' album. His most recent record was 2011's delightfully textured 'So Beautiful or So What.'

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