Paul Simon’s career started in the late ‘50s as half of a duo called Tom & Jerry. After a brief stint in England as a folksinger, the New Jersey-bred Simon hooked up with his old singing partner Art Garfunkel to form one of music’s most enduring duos. After five increasingly popular albums throughout the ‘60s, Simon & Garfunkel called it quits after 1970’s ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ LP, opening the door to Simon’s solo career, which he launched with 1972’s self-titled album. ‘Still Crazy After All These Years,’ from 1975, won a ton of Grammys and made Simon one of the biggest artists on the planet. A decade later, he repeated the success with his greatest and most innovative album, the globe-trekking ‘Graceland,’ which explored African rhythms within Western contexts. His most recent LP, from 2011, was his biggest hit, and best album, in 20 years.
Watch Paul Simon Perform With Nathaniel Rateliff at Newport
Veteran singer-songwriter makes first-ever appearance at venerable festival.
When John Madden Appeared in a Paul Simon Music Video
NFL legend memorably popped up during the clip for "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard."
Paul Simon Felt ‘Fine’ About Ending His Album Career
He says decision came with “literally a click” when he completed 2016 album ‘Stranger to Stranger.’
Paul Simon Announces Upcoming Audiobook and New Music
'Miracle and Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon' will arrive next month.
Paul Simon Plays Surprise Two-Song Set During Global Citizen Live
Singer played "The Boxer" and "The Sound of Silence" during NYC event.
How Paul Simon Depended on Other Musicians to Make 'Graceland'
Some argue that exploitation played as large a role as collaboration.
The Secret of the Bass Break in Paul Simon's 'You Can Call Me Al'
Lightning-fast riff was created in a way you may not expect.
Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon to Play Central Park Concert
Two singer-songwriters will headline New York City "homecoming" event alongside R&B singer Jennifer Hudson.
How Paul Simon Helped Miley Cyrus Enjoy Her Own Shows
Singer recalled struggling with “authenticity,” and how Simon's advice gave her a better perspective.