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.
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.
Hear Dion and Paul Simon's 'Song for Sam Cooke (Here in America)'
Singers join forces on the new song, featured on Dion's upcoming LP.
Paul Simon Collaborator Joseph Shabalala Dies at 78
He led Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who sang on two key songs from 1986's 'Graceland.'
Watch Bob Weir Join Paul Simon at Outside Lands Festival
The rock legends joined forces for a live rendition of "The Boxer."
Paul Simon's 'Premier Estate' Is for Sale at $13.9 Million
New Canaan, Ct., house singer-songwriter shares with wife Edie Brickell has hit the market.
Paul Simon to Return to Performing at Outside Lands Festival
Legend will play San Francisco fest this summer, a year after concluding farewell tour.