Tag Archives: Paul Simon

Sounds? Sound? Surprise! (Simon & Garfunkel’s first #1, 1966)

In October of 1964, Simon and Garfunkel released their debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. The album was subtitled “Exciting new sounds in the folk tradition” – and it went nowhere on the charts, with the critics, or in the … Continue reading

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Poorboys and Pilgrims with families … (Graceland — Paul Simon, 1986)

On Dec. 6, 1986, the title track to Paul Simon’s Graceland album entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #92. The song would go to #81, then fall off the charts (a follow-up single, “You Can Call Me Al,” would reach … Continue reading

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Happy 70th birthday, Paul Simon !

Happy 70th birthday, Paul Simon ! Born in Newark, N.J., on Oct. 13, 1941, to Jewish immigrant parents from Hungary, Simon was raised amid music. His father was a professional musician and his mother was an elementary school teacher who, … Continue reading

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