History Music / PaulSimon

19th Aug '17 4:47:27 PM Exxolon
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Away from the music world, Simon is a member of the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Five-Timer's Club (even appearing in the original titular sketch). His memorable music video for "You Can Call Me Al" features ChevyChase.

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Away from the music world, Simon is a member of the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Five-Timer's Club (even appearing in the original titular sketch). His memorable music video for "You Can Call Me Al" features ChevyChase.
Creator/ChevyChase.
9th Jun '17 1:40:58 PM TroperBeDoper
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: "Kodachrome" (1973) refers to the first successfully mass-marketed color still film, comparing it to memories. These days digital photography has taken over, and the name "Kodachrome" is more connected to the song than the film. The last batch of actual Kodachrome film was shipped out in 2009 with an expiration date of November 2010.
20th May '17 11:45:08 AM AnotherGuy
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* BornInTheWrongCentury: Inverted and defied by "Born At the Right Time".
20th May '17 11:43:46 AM AnotherGuy
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* ToAbsentFriends: Combined with DrowningMySorrows at the end of "The Late Great Johnny Ace".
25th Apr '17 10:02:13 AM AnotherGuy
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** "The Late Great Johnny Ace", from ''Hearts and Bones'', is at once a Shout Out to Johnny Ace and InMemoriam to Music/JohnLennon.

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** "The Late Great Johnny Ace", from ''Hearts and Bones'', is at once a Shout Out to Johnny Ace Ace, UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy and InMemoriam to Music/JohnLennon.Music/JohnLennon -- three Johns who were killed by a firearm.
28th Dec '16 7:36:25 PM Ezclee4050
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* SpiritualSuccessor: "Graceland" is similar to "Hearts and Bones" musically and lyrically, since they're both about actual road trips Simon took and both were inspired by the collapse of his marriage with Creator/CarrieFisher. And they were both the title songs of their respective albums.
15th Oct '16 9:37:45 PM Ezclee4050
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* NotChristianRock: 2011's ''So Beautiful Or So What'' contains many references to God and angels. Paul says he didn't notice.

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* NotChristianRock: NotChristianRock:
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2011's ''So Beautiful Or So What'' contains many references to God and angels. Paul says he didn't notice.notice.
** There's been plenty of speculation over the meaning of the line "The cross is in the ballpark" in "Obvious Child".
6th Aug '16 1:33:41 PM Exxolon
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->''"If you'll be my bodyguard\\
I can be your long-lost pal\\
I can call you Betty\\
And Betty, when you call me you can call me Al."''

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->''"If ->''If you'll be my bodyguard\\
bodyguard,\\
I can be your long-lost pal\\
pal.\\
I can call you Betty\\
Betty,\\
And Betty, when you call me you can call me Al."''
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-->"You Can Call Me Al"
5th Apr '16 8:23:30 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Paul Frederic Simon''' (born October 13, 1941) is an American folk and rock musician known both for his initial career in the folk-rock duo Music/SimonAndGarfunkel and his eclectic solo career, which has ranged from straightforward pop, rock and folk to world music explorations.

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'''Paul Paul Frederic Simon''' Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American folk and rock musician known both for his initial career in the folk-rock duo Music/SimonAndGarfunkel and his eclectic solo career, which has ranged from straightforward pop, rock and folk to world music explorations.


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* RightThroughTheWall: Alluded to in "Duncan".
6th Feb '16 3:01:35 PM Freshmeat
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However, Simon rebounded with his MagnumOpus, ''Music/{{Graceland}}'' (1985). Recorded in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica with a cast of talented African musicians and containing a fusion of Western pop-rock and folk music with African genres such as isicathamiya and mbaqanga, the album was released in 1986 to a wildly positive response despite criticism of Simon for recording in South Africa [[CompletelyMissingThePoint at the height of Apartheid]]. The album re-established Simon as a successful artist and became an enduring benchmark by which "world music" experiments by other pop artists are measured.

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However, Simon rebounded with his MagnumOpus, ''Music/{{Graceland}}'' (1985). Recorded in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica with a cast of talented African musicians and containing a fusion of Western pop-rock and folk music with African genres such as isicathamiya and mbaqanga, the album was released in 1986 to a wildly positive response despite criticism of Simon for recording in South Africa [[CompletelyMissingThePoint at the height of Apartheid]]. The album re-established Simon as a successful artist and became an enduring benchmark by which "world music" experiments by other pop artists are measured.
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