Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is considered to be one of the finest American songwriters of the century, receiving Kennedy Center Honors in 2002. 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).
Simon and Garfunkel also contributed extensively to the soundtrack of the 1967 film The Graduate (starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft). They wrote Mrs. Robinson specifically for the film; other songs by the duo were also used in the film.
After Simon and Art Garfunkel split in 1971, Paul Simon 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.