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Paul Simon Commencement Speech At New England Conservatory

Congratulations to the 2024 graduating class of New England Conservatory!

On Sunday, Paul was honored to address the students in a commencement speech, and to be presented with the honorary degree, Doctor of Music, quoting:

“It’s a cliché but music really is the closest we come to a universal language. It crosses…

Paul Simon on The Late Show



March 14, 2024 — Paul Simon sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Stephen Colbert, touching on topics like his childhood love of rock and roll, his favorite (and least favorite) Paul Simon songs, his thought process while writing one of his favorite compositions, “Darling Lorraine,” and the dream…


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During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland”) were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, a recipient of their Johnny Mercer Award and is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song “Mrs. Robinson” from the motion picture “The Graduate” was named in the top ten of The American Film Institute’s 100 Years 100 Songs.

Awards + Achievements

  • 1968 GRAMMY: Record of the Year “Mrs. Robinson” – Simon & Garfunkel
  • 1975 GRAMMY: Best Pop Vocal Male – “Still Crazy After All These Years”
  • 1982: Paul Simon inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • 2001: Paul Simon inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame