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Singer-songwriter Paul Simon, 81, is one of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century, with a career spanning six decades.
Simon has earned sixteen Grammy Awards for his solo and collaborative work, including three for Album of the Year (Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, and Graceland), and a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1998, he was entered in the Grammy Hall of Fame for the Simon & Garfunkel album Bridge over Troubled Water. He is also a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as half of Simon & Garfunkel in 1990 and as a solo artist in 2001.
Simon announced his most recent work, the album Seven Psalms, in April 2023. The project takes shape in seven movements, intended to be received sequentially. In May 2023, he revealed during an interview that he had lost “most of the hearing” in his left ear.
Quote: “It’s pointless to be critical of your stuff once it’s done. I don’t spend a lot of time agonizing over it. It’s of no importance once it’s finished.” | “Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.” | “One of the things that upset me was some of the criticism leveled at Simon and Garfunkel. I always took exception to it, but actually I agree with a lot of it.”
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Watch “Paul Simon contemplates faith, death and the existence of God” [32:31]. ►
Watch “Paul Simon on Seven Psalms and dreams” [7:30]. ►
Listen to “The Very Best of Paul Simon” (a compilation of his songs). ►
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