Paul Simon

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A master wordsmith and ace musician whose lyrics are as keen as his melodies are tuneful.

Paul Simon seems to absorb influences from every corner of the world and then give them back in the form of beautiful, textured songs. While his eclectic tastes are ever-evolving, he can always be counted on for affecting, poetic lyrics.

Hall of Fame Essay


Anthony DeCurtis

Paul Simon has always been quick to point out that his public career as the songwriting half of Simon and Garfunkel essentially lasted six years, from the release of Wednesday Morning,  3 A.M. in 1964 to the valedictory of Bridge Over Troubled Water in 1970.

The work Simon and Garfunkel did during those years will always loom large in the history of popular music, and it is why the two men were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2001
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I’ll call him my mentor, I’ll call him my hero
Marc Anthony



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