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Paul Simon : a life

Author: Marc Eliot
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
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Paul Simon, one of the country's most popular musicians, has been a dynamic creative force for more than half a century. Now New York Times biographer Marc Eliot draws on extensive research and original interviews to trace the incredible life and career of this iconic musician. Along the way Eliot examines Simon's early struggles to succeed as a singer-songwriter, the ups and downs of his decades-long collaboration  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Paul Simon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Eliot
ISBN: 9780470433638 0470433639
OCLC Number: 644688685
Description: vi, 313 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Tom & Jerry. Two princes from Queens ; Paul's mystic journey ; "Kathy's song" ; The calm before the storm --
Simon & Garfunkel. The sounds of Simon ; A gathering of the tribes ; The Graduate ; A time it was --
Simon without Garfunkel. So long, Frank Lloyd Wright ; On top and alone ; Still crazy ; Where have you gone, Mr. Simon? ; The prince and the princess and the pony ; Saturday in the park with Paul and Artie...and Carrie --
Going to Graceland. Redemption's first finale ; Saintly rhythms ; New Bohemian ; The singing capeman --
Making plans for the past with Simon and Garfunkel and Joe. Ladies and gentlemen, Simon and Garfunkel.
Responsibility: Marc Eliot.
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Paul Simon, one of the country's most popular musicians, has been a dynamic creative force for more than half a century. Now New York Times biographer Marc Eliot draws on extensive research and original interviews to trace the incredible life and career of this iconic musician. Along the way Eliot examines Simon's early struggles to succeed as a singer-songwriter, the ups and downs of his decades-long collaboration with Art Garfunkel, his at-times obsessive admiration and competitive drive with Bob Dylan, his musical triumphs such as Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland, the spectacular failure of his Broadway musical The Capeman, and much more. The first comprehensive biography of Paul Simon and his music Explores the complex relationship between Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel through years of their musical breakups and reunions Reveals personal details, with interviews, of Simon's life away from music Includes dozens of exclusive photographs, several published for the first time.

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