Singer-songwriter Paul Simon, along with partner Art Garfunkel, wrote most of the songs used in The Graduate, including The Sounds of Silence, Mrs. Robinson and Scarborough Fair.
Their work on the film was recognized when they won a Grammy for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture.
After Simon and Garfunkel split up in 1970, Simon continued writing songs and took up a solo singing career. His albums include The Essential Paul Simon, Still Crazy After All These Years, Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. (Original airdate: 12/11/00)
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon, recipient of the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, began his career in 1964 as half of the '60s folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, delivering classics like "The Sound of Silence" and "Mrs. Robinson."
He went on to a successful solo career, with hits including Graceland, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," and "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard." He's written film soundtracks and Broadway shows, and has even done some acting.
Already an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a duo with Art Garfunkel, next week he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a solo artist. As a solo artist, his albums include Still Crazy After All These Years, Graceland, and Rhythm of the Saints. His new album is You're The One.