|Paul Simon Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||October 13, 1941|
Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor, writer, producer, and voiceover artist who is known for being one-half of the musical duo, Simon & Garfunkel, which has released several chart-topping tracks like The Sound of Silence, Mrs. Robinson, and Bridge over Troubled Water. Paul Simon has also had a successful career as a solo artist during which he has released albums including So Beautiful or So What, Hearts and Bones, and Still Crazy After All These Years.
Paul Frederic Simon
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
Paul Simon studied at Forest Hills High School and then attended Queens College from where he graduated in 1963. He was also a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Moreover, he studied at Brooklyn Law School just for a semester.
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Writer, Producer, Voiceover Artist
- Father – Harry Louis Simon (College Professor, Double-Bass Player, Dance Bandleader)
- Mother – Belle (Schulman) (Elementary School Teacher)
- Siblings – Eddie Simon (Younger Brother) (Co-founder of the Guitar Study Center)
Paul Simon is represented by Sony Music, Record Label, New York City, New York, United States.
Folk, Rock, Pop, World
Columbia Records, Warner Bros., Concord Records
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
62 kg or 136.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Paul Simon has dated –
- Miriam Makeba
- Kathleen Chitty (1963)
- Peggy Harper (1969-1975) – Paul Simon married Peggy Harper in 1969 and the duo parents a son named Harper Simon who was born in 1972. However, after being married for a couple of years, they got divorced in 1975. A few of Simon’s songs, like Train in the Distance, Run That Body Down, and You Can Call Me Al, include references about their relationship.
- Edie Baskin (1975)
- Shelley Duvall (1976-1979)
- Carrie Fisher (1978-1984) – He was introduced to actress, writer, and comedienne, Carrie Fisher, by their mutual friend Richard Dreyfuss in 1978 and Simon later proposed to her after a New York Yankees game. The duo remained married between 1983 and 1984.
- Edie Brickell (1988-Present) – On May 30, 1992, he tied the knot with singer-songwriter and guitarist, Edie Brickell, and they have been blessed with 3 children, namely, Adrian Edward (b. December 1992), Lulu (b. April 1995) and Gabriel Elijah (b. May 1998).
Race / Ethnicity
Paul Simon is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
- Short height
- Melodic songwriting
Paul Simon Facts
- His 4th studio album, Still Crazy After All These Years, was released in 1975 and it won a Grammy Award in the “Album of the Year” category in 1976.
- In 1990, Paul Simon was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Simon & Garfunkel).
- He shares a great bond with actor, comedian, writer, and producer, Chevy Chase, and they have worked together on Saturday Night Live while Chase has also appeared in the music videos for a few of Simon’s songs such as You Can Call Me Al and Proof.
- Paul Simon is a huge fan of the New York Rangers, New York Knicks, and New York Yankees.
- In 2006, he was included in Time Magazine‘s list of “100 People Who Shaped the World”.
- In 2010, he received an honorary degree from Brandeis University.
- Paul was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2011.
- In 2012, he was honored with the Polar Music Prize.
- In June 2016, he released his 13th solo studio album, Stranger to Stranger.
- In February 2018, Paul announced his retirement from touring.
- He released his 14th studio album titled In the Blue Light in September 2018.
- In March 2021, it was revealed that Paul had sold his music publishing catalog to Sony Music Publishing.
- In May 2023, Paul revealed that he had lost most of the hearing in his left ear.
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