Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is considered to be one of the finest American songwriters of the century. He was the primary songwriter in the duo Simon and Garfunkel, which recorded several influential albums, including 1966's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme, and Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970). They also contributed extensively to the soundtrack of the 1967 film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. The film included several of the duo's songs, all of which could be found on earlier releases (except for the now famous "Mrs. Robinson").
After Simon and Garfunkel split in 1971, Paul Simon immediately began to write and record solo material. He released Paul Simon in 1972, although this was not his first solo album, as he released The Paul Simon Song Book as a UK-only LP in 1965. He continued to release remarkable material during the seventies, and in 1986 released the ground-breaking and immensely popular Graceland.
In addition, there are numerous compilations available.
Paul Simon is also the name of a US Senator. Please see Paul Martin Simon