During his distinguished career, Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which were Album of the Year: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, and Graceland. In 2003 he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song “Mrs. Robinson,” from the film The Graduate, was named in the Top 10 of the American Film Institute’s “100 Years, 100 Songs.”
Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006. In 2007 he was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.
Of Simon’s many concert appearances, he is most fond of the two concerts in Central Park in New York (with his partner and childhood friend Art Garfunkel in 1981 and as a solo artist in 1991) and the series of shows he did at the invitation of Nelson Mandela, being the first American artist to perform in post-apartheid South Africa. In 1998 Simon’s performance on center field at Yankee Stadium celebrating the unveiling of Joe DiMaggio’s monument is a treasured memory for this lifelong Yankees fan.
Philanthropic works include the co-founding of the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) with Dr. Irwin Redlener. CHF donates and staffs mobile medical vans that bring health care to poor and indigent children in urban and rural locations around the United States. Simon also supports and fund-raises for The Nature Conservancy, Autism Speaks, Richard Leakey’s Turkana Basin Insitute and Joe Torre’s Safe At Home Foundation
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