Paul Simon: The Definitive Biography of the Legendary Singer/Songwriter

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In Paul Simon: the definitive biography bestselling writer Laura Jackson reveals the story behind this naturally intense man whose evocative lyrics have articulated the fears, dreams and everyday dilemmas of several generations. Includes professional analysis and discussion of Paul Simon as a world-class lyricist, through the views of contemporary songwriters and music critics such as Chris de Burgh, Sir Tim Rice, Noel Redding as well as from eminent academics on both sides of the Atlantic. Gives insights into Paul Simon's life and music, from his roots to the present day, dealing with the years he partnered Garfunkel, his subsequent solo career and how he later went on to embrace experimentation with world music and develop an interest in musicals and film. Explores Paul Simon's passion for politics and involvement in world issues. Excuses on his intriguing, sometimes fractured friendship with Art Garfunkel, delves into his perennial sense of insecurity and explores his troubled relationships with women. This fascinating biography provides a detailed portrait of a man who is a true icon of the 20th century.

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The story of Paul Simon, whose evocative lyrics have articulated the fears, dreams and everyday dilemmas of several generations. It gives insights into Paul Simon's life and music, from his roots to the 21st century, dealing with the years he partnered Art Garfunkel, his subsequent solo career, and how he later went on to embrace experimentation with world music and develop an interest in musicals and film. Paul Simon's passion for politics and his involvement in world issues is addressed, along with his perennial sense of insecurity and troubled relationships with women. There is also analysis and discussion of Paul Simon as a lyricist, through the views of contemporary songwriters and music critics such as Sir Tim Rice and Noel Redding as well as from academics on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Laura Jackson is a highly regarded biographer.

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