Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Simon’s musical career has spanned seven decades with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel (originally known as Tom & Jerry), formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs including three that reached number one on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge over Troubled Water”.
Paul Simon writes great songs.
~Bob Dylan (press conference, July 1981)
Happy birthday Paul Simon.
Here are some great video & audio clips of Bob Dylan covering Paul Simon & singing with Paul Simon.
The Boxer (Paul Simon)
From Dylan’s album – “Self Portrait”
Together with Paul Simon @
First American Music Center
8 September 1999