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Paul Simon

1941 - Today

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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor whose career has spanned six decades. He is one of the most acclaimed songwriters in popular music.Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in the borough of Queens in New York City. He began performing with his schoolfriend Art Garfunkel in 1956 when they were still in their early teens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Simon has received more than 15,481,205 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Paul Simon is the 86th most popular musician (down from 50th in 2019), the 502nd most popular biography from United States (down from 325th in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Musician.

Paul Simon is most famous for being a singer and songwriter. He is best known for his work with Art Garfunkel in the 1960s and 1970s.

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  • 15M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.44

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  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Paul Simon ranks 86 out of 2,662Before him are Yehudi Menuhin, Richard Clayderman, Sviatoslav Richter, John Coltrane, Lou Reed, and Barry Gibb. After him are Thomas Bangalter, Karl Thomas Mozart, David Oistrakh, Robert Fripp, Duke Ellington, and Richard Wright.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Paul Simon ranks 32Before him are Jon Lord, Julia Kristeva, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor Zubkov, Václav Klaus, and Jon Brower Minnoch. After him are Fausto Cercignani, Flórián Albert, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Bernie Sanders, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, and Nathalie Delon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Simon ranks 502 out of 18,182Before him are John Huston (1906), Liza Minnelli (1946), Richard Widmark (1914), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), and Harriet Tubman (1820). After him are Elinor Ostrom (1933), Melvin Calvin (1911), Ruth Benedict (1887), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), Florence Foster Jenkins (1868), and John Kerry (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Paul Simon ranks 24Before him are Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Cliff Burton (1962), Iggy Pop (1947), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), John Coltrane (1926), and Lou Reed (1942). After him are Duke Ellington (1899), Dean Martin (1917), Glenn Miller (1904), Bill Evans (1929), Nat King Cole (1919), and Buddy Holly (1936).

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