FOLK, PSYCHEDELIC, WORLD MUSIC: PAUL SIMON WURDE 80
- Oct 17, 2021
Paul Simons Solokarriere gestaltete sich noch erfolgreicher: 1975 mit STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS in den USA auf eins, GRACELAND wurde 1986 ein Weltmusik-Hit und verkaufte sich bis heute mindesten 16 Millionen Mal. Paul Simon schrieb Musik für Film und Fernsehen, arbeitete an Musicals mit, war politisch aktiv und bekam zahlreiche Auszeichnungen.
Paul Simon turns 80 on October 13. The singer and songwriter began his career back in 1956, when he performed with Art Garfunkel under Tom & Jerry and made his first recordings. In 1963 the duo was signed by Columbia as Simon & Garfunkel and started a world career: first US number one in 1965 "The Sound Of Silence", first US number one album in 1968 BOOKENDS. The first split occurred in 1970 immediately after their most successful album, BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, which reached the top of the charts in all relevant markets worldwide. Since 1972, several reunions for large-scale live activities took place.
Paul Simon's solo career was even more successful: 1975 with STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS at number one in the USA, GRACELAND became a World Music hit in 1986 and has sold at least 16 million copies to date. Paul Simon wrote music for film and television, worked on musicals, was politically active and received numerous awards.