Paul Simon: A Life

Paul Simon: A Life by Marc Eliot 0470433639 9780470433638
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Here is the first comprehensive biography of one of the primal forces in Sixties rock. Paul Simon has been a major component of folk-rock, rock and roll, African, Salsa, Brazilian, New York City street, and even Broadway music. With his on-and-off partner, Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon has left his unique, and uniquely New York, indelible mark on the music of the Boomer generation.1. By far, this book has the most detailed account of Paul Simon (and Art Garfunkels) childhood in Queens, his relationship with his father, and how he first became interested in music.2. There are never-before included details, with sources by some of the most popular names of the day, including the great Lou Christie, that reveal the details of Pauls struggle to make it as a singer-songwriter between his Tom and Jerry and his Simon and Garfunkel periods.3. Interviews and details with Pauls time with the Classics, one of the least-known periods of Pauls life.4. The most detailed recounting of Pauls time in England, his relationship with Kathy Chitty (of Kathys Song), his British influences and how he made it back to America. Exclusive British sources including some of Englands best rock critics, headed by the legendary Chris Charlesworth.5. New and intricate details of how The Sounds Of Silence was remixed while Paul was in London and became a hit single.6. In-depth exploration of the tangled and complex relationship between Paul and Artie; their many break-ups, their reunions, and how it was all reflected in the music.7. Extensive details of each of Pauls three marriages.8. Absolutely the best, most comprehensive reporting on the entire saga of The Capeman.9. Personal details, with interviews, of Pauls life away from music.10. A fully detailed review of Pauls involvement with the Monterey Festival.11. A full accounting of the label switch from Columbia to Warner, with never-before heard quotes, and enormous details.12. Dozens of exclusive photos, many of which have never been seen before.

Author: Marc Eliot

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 336

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 2010-10-01


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