Born on October 13, 1941 in Newark New Jersey, Paul Simon is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever. In 1957 he and high school pal Art Garfunkel wrote and recorded the single “Hey Schoolgirl” under the name ‘Tom and Jerry’. After some failures they broke up. Simon still wrote and recorded music as ‘Tico and The Triumps’ and ‘Jerry Landis’. He also attended Queens College and got a B.A. in English. He studied law also but quit to pursue a music career in 1964.
He and Art Garfunkel got back together as Simon and Garfunkel and recorded “Wednesday Morning 3 a.m.”. After the commercial failure of the album they broke up again. Simon left America to go to England where he played in folk circuits and He made a solo album. Back in America the producer of their first album, Tom Wilson, dubbed bass, electric guitar, and drums to the all acoustic song, ‘Sound of Silence’, which propelled them into the folk-rock scene. Simon and Garfunkel were back and in 1966 they had popularity with… read more