Knowledge Identifier: +Paul_Simon
Born in 1941.
Countries: United States (56%), United Kingdom (13%), (7%)
Linked to: Columbia Records, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Berklee College of Music, Brooklyn Law School
Don Kirshner - Kirshner achieved his first major success in the late 1950s and early 1960s as co-owner of the influential New York-based publishing company Aldon Music with partner Al Nevins, which had under contract at various times several of the most important songwriters of the so-called "Brill Building" school, including Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Phil_Spector, Howard Greenfield, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Jack Keller
Russ Titelman - Beginning his career in the 1960s, he has worked with musicians such as The Monkees, Dion Dimucci, George Harrison, Bee Gees, Little Feat, Christine McVie, Meat Loaf, Paul Simon, Brian_Wilson, The Allman Brothers Band, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Chaka Khan, Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, Eric Clapton and Gerry Goffin
Hugh McCracken - Especially in demand in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, McCracken appeared on many recordings by Steely Dan, as well as albums by Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art_Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott and Gary Wright
In early 1964, Simon and Garfunkel got an audition with Columbia Records, whose executive Clive Davis was impressed enough to sign the duo to a contract to produce an album.
Pete Carr - The Rhythm Section co-produced Paul Simon's "There Goes Rhymin' Simon" which earned them a Grammy nomination in 1974
Simon pursued solo projects after Bridge over Troubled Water, reuniting occasionally with Garfunkel for various projects, such as their 1975 Top Ten single "My Little Town".
Phil Woods - He played the alto sax solo on Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu," from their 1975 album "Katy Lied", as well as Paul Simon's "Have a Good Time" from the 1975 album "Still Crazy After All These Years"
Art Garfunkel - On his next album, 1975 "Breakaway", Garfunkel briefly reunited with Paul Simon for the 1975 hit "My Little Town"
Rob Mounsey - In 1976, he moved to New York to become a noted studio musician, arranger and producer for a wide range of well-known artists, including Rihanna, Aaron Neville, Michael Franks, Carly Simon, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Steely Dan, Paul Simon, James_Taylor, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Diana Ross, Donald Fagen, Brian Wilson, Aztec Camera and countless others
Carrie Fisher - Fisher dated musician Paul Simon from 1977 until 1983, was married to him from August 1983 to July 1984, and they dated again for a time after their divorce
Michael Pearlman - He appeared in "One Trick Pony", a feature film starring Paul Simon that was released in 1980
Steve Gadd - He was a featured performer and actor in the 1980 motion picture "One Trick Pony" starring Paul Simon
Sessions in Johannesburg took place in February 1985.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Ladysmith Black Mambazo's collaboration with Paul Simon in 1986 paved the way for international releases
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - "Graceland" was released in late 1986, and although both Joseph Shabalala and Paul Simon were accused of breaking the cultural boycott of South Africa, the album became a huge success and sold 16 million copies and further boosted Ladysmith Black Mambazo's international image
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - After Paul Simon included the group on his "Graceland Tour of 1987", the group began touring by themselves and became very widely known
Art Garfunkel - In 1990, he and former musical partner Paul Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Chris Botti - In 1990, he began a decade long touring and recording relationship with Paul Simon which broadened his exposure to other singers
In 1995 he only made news for appearing at The Oprah Winfrey Show, where he performed the song "Ten Years", which he composed specially for the tenth anniversary of the show.
Paul Simon (politician) - After his political career in 1997, he served as director of the future Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at &Southern_Illinois_University_Carbondale, Illinois in Carbondale, Illinois, which was renamed in his honor; there, he taught classes on politics, history and journalism
In 1998 he received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for the Simon & Garfunkel album Bridge over Troubled Water.
Renoly Santiago - Santiago took three years off acting on screen and starred on Broadway in Paul Simon's "The Capeman" as "Tony Hernandez - Umbrella Man", leader of the gang "The Vampires", a role for which he was a 1998 Drama Desk Nominee for Outstanding Featured Performer in a Musical
In 1999, Simon embarked on a North American tour with Bob Dylan where each alternated as headline act with a "middle" section where they performed together, starting on the first of June and ending September 18.
The Royal Tenenbaums - The first, released in 2001, was well-received by most critics, though some songs were omitted; notably, Paul Simon's "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard", Van Morrison's "Everyone", John Lennon's "Look at Me", Nick Drake's "Fly", The Mutato Muzika Orchestra version of The Beatles' "Hey Jude" and two tracks by The Rolling Stones
Mo Ostin - He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 by Paul Simon, Neil_Young, and Lorne Michaels
Art Garfunkel - In late February 2007 during a German television interview to promote the new album, he expressed interest in reuniting with Paul Simon on a new Simon and Garfunkel album
On November 18, 2008, Simon was a guest on The Colbert Report promoting his book Lyrics 19642008.
Simon performed a Stevie Wonder song at the White House in 2009, at an event honoring Wonder's musical career and contributions.
Tracey Emin - In 2009, Emin designed the album artwork for singer/songwriter Harper Simon, son of Paul Simon.
Salvador Agron - In 2009, Puerto Rican singer Obie Bermúdez, together with Danny Rivera, Ray de la Paz, Claudette Sierra and Frankie Negrón, participated in the recording of "Songs of the Capeman", based on Paul Simon's play, under the direction of Oscar Hernández and his Spanish Harlem Orquestra
Scratch My Back - Gabriel's version of "The Boy in the Bubble" coupled with Paul Simon's version of "Biko" was the second, released on 28 February 2010
Eurasia Insurance - In May 2010 Eurasia launched a new radio series "The 9th Archipelago" a "radio series" program on the key personalities in the history of rock with issues in detail of the life and works of such artists as John Lennon, Paul Simon, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the music bands The Doors, Procol Harum, The Hollies and others
Simon's latest album entitled So Beautiful or So What, was released on the Concord Music Group label on April 12, 2011.
Gina Gershon - She played Jew's harp on the song "I Do It For Your Love", Paul Simon's collaboration with Herbie Hancock on his album "Possibilities", in a duo with bassist Christian McBride on the song "Chitlins and Gefiltefish", on McBride's 2011 album "Conversations with Christian", and on "Maria" from her album "In Search of Cleo"
In 2012, Simon was awarded the Polar Music Prize, shared with Yo-Yo Ma
Ray Phiri - In 2012, Paul Simon organised a Graceland anniversary tour, to which Ray came along as well
Simon's most recent "SNL" appearance was on the March 9, 2013 episode hosted by Justin Timberlake as a member of the Five-Timers Club
Sting (musician) - In February 2014, Sting began a tour with legendary artist Paul Simon, after playing together at a charity event and enjoying the result
Luther Vandross - In October 2015, Sony Music released a re-configured edition of its' "The Essential Luther Vandross" compilation containing three unreleased songs: "Love It, Love It" , a live recording of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" with Paul Simon and Jennifer Holliday, and a cover of Astrud Gilberto's "Look to the Rainbow
Chuck Close - A fragment of Close's portrait of singer-songwriter Paul Simon was used as the cover art for his 2016 album Stranger to Stranger