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BIRTHDAY: October 13, 1941
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BIGGEST LP: Graceland (1986)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 12
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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 2001

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1980...# 57 Singles Artist of the Year

August
Paul Simon - "Late In The Evening" (Single) button.gif (123 bytes) Simon hit the Top 40 with "Late In The Evening."
from the LP
One Trick Pony
ARC chart run: 28 - 22 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 4 - 7 - 13 - 20 - 26 - off
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon hit the
Top 10 with "Late In The Evening."


button.gif (123 bytes) Simon hit the Top 40 with "One Trick Pony."

1981...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male ("Late In The Evening).

1987...

February
Paul Simon - Gracelandbutton.gif (123 bytes) Simon won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Graceland) and was nominated for Song of the Year (songwriter) ("Graceland") and Best Pop Vocal Performance - Male (Graceland).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Boy In The Bubble" was nominated for 5 MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Most Experimental Video, and Viewer's Choice, and "You Can Call Me Al" was nominated for Best Male Video.

1988....

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Graceland).

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon won a
Grammy Award for Record of the Year ("Graceland").

1992...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year (The Rhythm Of The Saints) and Producer of the Year.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon married Edie Brickell.

1997...

January
Paul Simonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll includes "Graceland."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon contributed the track "Ten Years" to the Carnival: Rainforest Foundation Concert compilation to benefit the rainforests.

1998...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) It was announced that Paul Simon's much-hyped and controversial Broadway music The Capeman would close by the end of the month after what will be only 68 performances for the $11 million dollar musical. The show received mixed reviews (with most praise going toward Simon's score) and had protests against it before it even opened due to the storyline focus on a double murder in the 50s. The show also had a delayed opening and has been through 4 directors and 2 choreographers.

May
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Yearsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Ranked # 100 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (and # 89 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

1999...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon kicked off a tour sharing the bill with Bob Dylan. Dylan said of Simon in USA Today: "he's written extraordinary songs, hasn't he? I consider him one of the pre-eminent songwriters of the times."

2000...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon made this year's nominee ballot for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

October
Paul Simon - You're The Onebutton.gif (123 bytes) Simon released You're The One and kicked off a fall tour.

2001...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) You're The One was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Albums includes Graceland at # 84.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year (You're The One).

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon performed "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for a landmark fundraiser (America: A Tribute To Heroes) aired by all the major networks to raise money for families of the victims of recent terrorist attacks. The single "Slip Slidin' Away" was certified gold.


Paul Simon Collectionbutton.gif (123 bytes) Simon released the hits compilation - The Paul Simon Collection.

2003...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song for "Father & Daughter" from the film The Wild Thornberrys Movie.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Song for "Father & Daughter" from the film The Wild Thornberrys Movie.

December
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) After 20 years, Simon was back on tour with his former partner Art Garfunkel.
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 81: Graceland, # 267: There Goes Rhymin' Simon.

2004...

June
Paul Simon - Studio Recordings 1972-2000 (box set)button.gif (123 bytes) A 9-CD box set, Studio Recordings 1972-2000 was released.

2005...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon performed on Shelter From The Storm: A Concert For The Gulf Coast - a benefit program shown on all the major networks simultaneously to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

2006..

May
Paul Simon - Surprisebutton.gif (123 bytes) Simon released Surprise (Billboard peak: # 14 - Entertainment Weekly: A- - Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone).
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon performed on Saturday Night Live.

2007..

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Essential Paul Simon (Billboard peak: # 42) was released.

December
Paul Simon - The Essential Paul Simonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Simon could be heard on the Wyclef Jean LP Carnival II: Memoirs Of An Immigrant on the track "Fast Car."

2008...

June
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Entertainment Weekly: 100 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years included Graceland at # 8.

2009...

June
Paul Simon - 'So Beautiful Or So What'button.gif (123 bytes) The hits collection This Better Be Good was released (Billboard peak: # 60).

2011...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon released So Beautiful Or So What.

October
Paul Simon - 'Songwriter'button.gif (123 bytes) Songwriter was released.

2012..

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Simon released the CD/DVD
Graceland (25th Anniversary Edition).

September
Paul Simon - 'Live In New York City'button.gif (123 bytes) Simon released the 2CD/DVD set Live In New York City (available for download at iTunes and Amazon.mp3).






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