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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Simon has received more than 13,411,384 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Simon is the 50th most popular musician (up from 102nd in 2019), the 325th most popular biography from United States (up from 575th in 2019) and the 15th 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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  • 13M

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  • 76.25

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  • 54

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  • 5.30

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  • 4.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Paul Simon ranks 50 out of 2,675Before him are Martha Argerich, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Wilson, Jon Lord, and André Rieu. After him are Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Charlie Parker, Brian Jones, and Carlos Santana.

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Among people born in 1941, Paul Simon ranks 21Before him are Krzysztof Kieślowski, Bruno Ganz, Martha Argerich, Lee Myung-bak, Nick Nolte, and Jon Lord. After him are Art Garfunkel, Franco Nero, Fausto Cercignani, Tadao Ando, Julia Kristeva, and Faye Dunaway.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Simon ranks 325 out of 15,968Before him are Henry James (1843), Anton LaVey (1930), Edwin McMillan (1907), Ben Affleck (1972), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), and Zachary Taylor (1784). After him are Grover Cleveland (1837), Rock Hudson (1925), Dan Brown (1964), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), and Irvin D. Yalom (1931).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Paul Simon ranks 15Before him are Ronnie James Dio (1942), Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), B.B. King (1925), Bruce Springsteen (1949), and Brian Wilson (1942). After him are Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Johnson (1911), Iggy Pop (1947), Chet Baker (1929), Dean Martin (1917), and John Coltrane (1926).

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