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 songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music.
Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott.
Simon has earned 12 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the “100 People Who Shaped the World” by Time magazine.
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How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
Today makes twelve years since my dad passed away so I’m asking that if you can, please donate $12.00 to my Over the Edge fundraising page. My dad always encouraged me to be a good person and give back when you could, and always pushed me to be a little adventurous so I do this rappel with him in mind.
Why would I want to work with the Special Olympics every year? Because individuals with intellectual disabilities face their fears every day and Special Olympics has been there helping them do that for over 40 years. They provide year round sports training and competition programs for over 11,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities for free. Sports is the catalyst for acceptance, inclusion, community engagement and so much more.
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