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Paul Simon Talks About His Songwriting After Simon & Garfunkel

Q What’s the biggest change since Simon & Garfunkel?

A The biggest change post-S&G? I guess the most obvious thing is I wasn’t writing for a duo anymore. That’s liberating in and of itself. It freed me to write more rhythm songs. S&G were a great ballad act, with Art’s uniquely beautiful tenor and the blend of our voices. Well, there was Mrs. Robinson and Cecilia too, but mostly we were known for Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound Of Silence and The Boxer. My first songs after Art and I broke up were Mother And Child Reunion and Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard.

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Paul Simon - Songwriter