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 Ended Up Wearing a Turkey Suit on 'SNL'
No one could blame fans for humming "Still Crazy After All These Years" every Thanksgiving.
Paul Simon Doesn’t Blame Art Garfunkel for Duo’s Breakup
"It wasn’t Artie's fault."
Paul Simon Says He Can't Play Live Due to Hearing Loss
He has kept busy in the studio, with three new songs "in motion."
50 Years Ago: Paul Simon Goes Gospel With 'Love Me Like a Rock'
Singer-songwriter crossed an item off his musical bucket list on his third solo album.
Paul Simon Sells Stake in His Simon and Garfunkel Rights
BMG agrees to significant deal after he previously sold his solo catalog.
Paul Simon Says He Has Lost Most of the Hearing in One Ear
Ailment came on "quite suddenly" and "nobody has an explanation for it."
Paul Simon and Simon & Garfunkel Albums Ranked Worst to Best
He was always an uneasy folksinger, a role his record company tried to push him into starting with Simon & Garfunkel's debut.
How Paul Simon Dreamed His New Album 'Seven Psalms'
He says the LP wasn't his idea, just like "The Sound of Silence" wasn't.