Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, arranger
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote nearly all of the pair's...Wikipedia
Born: 13th October, 1941, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
Claim to Fame: Graceland
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Graceland is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. Produced by Simon and Roy Halee, the album released on August 25, 1986 by Warner Bros. Records. In the early 1980s, Simon's career hit a low point. Following a very successful but contentious reunion with former partner Art Garfunkel, Simon's marriage fell apart and his fifth record, Hearts and Bones (1983), was a significant commercial disappointment. In 1984, after a period of depression, Simon became fascinated with a bootleg cassette of South African township music. He planned a trip to Johannesburg in the new year with Halee, where he spent two weeks recording with South African musicians.
Opened the first "Saturday Night Live" (1975) episode after the September 11th attacks, with his song "The Boxer", following this was the infamous exchange between Rudolph W. Giuliani and Lorne Michaels, where Michaels asked if it was okay to be funny.
Simon & Garfunkel were voted the 40th Greatest Artists in Rock `n` Roll by Rolling Stone.
We`ve survived by believing our life is going to get better.
If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you`ve created a special little thing, and that`s what I`m looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything.
A young boy battling illness is taken on a magical adventure by a stranger named Henry. On their journey, the boy meets New York Yankee legends, both past and present, who give him lessons about baseball and life.
Lorne Michaels gathered his merry band of jesters at 30 Rockefeller Center's hallowed Studio 8H on Sunday to celebrate four decades of comedy with Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special.
In the words of Bill Hader's Stefon, this anniversary had everything: veterans (Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David), current pop-culture fixtures (Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington, Miley Cyrus), former hosts (Tom Hanks, Derek Jeter, Alec Baldwin), willing butts of the joke (Sarah Palin) – even Land Shark!
The three-and-a-half-hour... Read More
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Arcade Fire and Keith Richards added to 'Saturday Night Live' anniversary show
Full line-up revealed ahead of the 40th birthday bash
Arcade Fire, Keith Richards and Jack White have been added to the line up set to appear on the 40th anniversary episode of 'Saturday Night Live'.
Paul McCartney and Kanye West were already confirmed for the birthday extravaganza but the full list of artists was unveiled today ahead of tomorrow's (15 February) show.
Set to celebrate four decades of entertainment, the show will also include... Read More
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When it comes to hosting Saturday Night Live, Justin Timberlake feels right at home.
The singer – who had hosted the show four times before Saturday – called on some of his famous friends to make his fifth stint extra special.
During his opening monologue, Timberlake boasted that he now had membership to the "Five Timers Club," an exclusive New York organization reserved for repeat hosts. Upon arriving, Timberlake, 32, was greeted by Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Candice Bergen. Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 2 years ago
The nominations for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were unveiled in Los Angeles this morning, with American Horror Story and Mad Men leading the way, scoring a whopping 17 nods apiece.
Hot on their heels were PBS Masterpiece's Downton Abbey and Hatfields & McCoys, which each took home 16 nominations, and the A-list-studded Hemigway & Gellhorn, which earned 15 noms, including one apiece for stars Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.
Other double-digit nominees included Modern Family and Saturday Night Live with 14, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Masterpiece's... Read More
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We Are The World` Re-recording Reportedly In The Works.
The 1985 song "We Are The World" takes on new meaning in wake of the recent tragic earthquake in Haiti.
Producer Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie, who co-wrote the song with the late Michael Jackson, planned to organize a re-recording of the song on January 28, the 25th anniversary, according to Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter.The devastation in Haiti impacted the plans.
The new version will now benefit the impoverished country, and the recording date has changed to Monday, February 1, which is the... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 5 years ago