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Paul Simon
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is a Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Simon is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both as half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. In 2006, Time magazine called him one of the "100 people who shape our world." As of 2007, he resides in New Canaan, Connecticut. Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey to Jewish Hungarian parents: Belle, an English teacher, and Louis Simon, a bandleader and teacher. His family soon moved to Kew Gardens Hills, Queens in New York City, Simon's musical career began in Forest Hills High School when he and his friend Art Garfunkel began singing together as a duo, occasionally performing at school dances. Their idols were the Everly Brothers, whom they often emulated and/or imitated in their early recordings. Simon and Garfunkel were named "Tom & Jerry" by their record company and it was under this name that the duo first had success. In 1957, they recorded the single "Hey, Schoolgirl," on Big Records which reached forty-nine on the pop charts while they were still in their teens.

a poem on the underground wall
The last train is nearly due,
The underground is closing soon,
And in the dark deserted st... [read poem]
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