Paul Simon Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of singer-songwriter Paul Simon.

個人

誕生日: 10月 13, 1941
出生地: Newark, ニュージャージー
    出生名: Paul Frederic Simon
    お父さん: Louis Simon, college professor and professional musician
    母: Belle Simon, elementary school teacher
    Marriages: Edie Brickell (May 1992-present), Carrie Fisher (August 1983-July 1984, 離婚した), Peggy Harper (1969-1975, 離婚した)
    子供達: with Edie Brickell: Gabriel Elijah, 1998; Lulu Belle, 1995; Adrian Edward, 1992; with Peggy Harper: Harper James, 1972
    教育: Queens College, B.A., 1963; briefly attended Brooklyn Law School

    その他の事実

    Was one half of the folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel.
    ノミネート 35 and winner of 16 Grammy Awards, and recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.
    Simon and Art Garfunkel were classmates, and met at age 11.
    Simon was a high school baseball star.
    Simon has fundraised for AMFAR, The Nature Conservancy, The Fund for Imprisoned Children in South Africa, Autism Speaks and The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation.

    タイムライン

    1957-1959 – Simon and Garfunkel perform together as Tom and Jerry. While still in high school, their single, “ねえ, Schoolgirl,” sells more than 100,000 copies. The duo separates to attend college.
    1964 – They reunite and perform together as Simon and Garfunkel, obtaining a recording contract with Columbia.
    1965 – Simon releases his first solo studio album, “The Paul Simon Songbook.
    1967 – Simon and Garfunkel material makes up nearly the entire soundtrack for the film, “ザ・ Graduate.
    1970 – ReleaseBridge over Troubled Water.The duo break up after the album’s release.
    1972 – Releases his first album post-breakup, “Paul Simon,” which includes the singleMother and Child Reunion.
    1980 – の星 “One-Trick Pony,” for which he also wrote the screenplay and soundtrack.
    9月 19, 1981 – Simon and Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in Central Park.
    1985 – Simon travels to Johannesburg and records with South African musicians. This trip is controversial due to apartheid; あります UN-instituted cultural boycott of the nation.
    1986 – Releases the albumGraceland,” the culmination of his work in South Africa.
    1987 – Simon co-founds Children’s Health Fund with Irwin Redlener.
    1月 17, 1990 – Simon and Garfunkel are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a duo.
    10月 1990 – Releases the albumThe Rhythm of the Saints,” which blends Brazilian drums and African guitars.
    1992 – 後に United Nations lifts the cultural boycott against South Africa, Simon goes back to perform despite political tensions and a grenade attack outside the tour promoter’s office. His trip has support from Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress, but minority groups protest, claiming that apartheid has not been sufficiently deconstructed.
    1990s – Spends seven years writing the 36-song score for the Broadway musical, “The Capeman.He also produces the musical, which premieres in 1998.
    1999 – Tours with ボブディラン.
    2002 – Receives Kennedy Center Honors.
    2003 – Simon and Garfunkel receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
    2006 – Time Magazine lists him as one of the “100 People Who Shape our World.
    2011 – Simon is elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
    4月 26, 2014 – Simon and wife Edie Brickell are arrested at their home in New Canaan, コネチカット, and charged with disorderly conduct after a family dispute. They are released the following morning.
    10月 30, 2014 – An exhibit of Simon’s life and career debuts at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    11月 5, 2014 – Publisher Simon & Schuster announces that Simon is collaborating with author Robert Hilburn for a planned biography about his life and musical career.
      六月 2016 – Simon releases his 13th solo studio album, “Stranger to Stranger.

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