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Paul Simon

Paul Simon (Songwriter; born October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey) Faith is at the heart of American culture, faith above all in humanity's possibilities. This has been the key to Paul Simon's songs throughout a career rich in musical exploration and deep commitment. His work embraces a world of poetry and music that knows no frontiers, from folk music and do-wop, salsa and rockabilly, to ancient African rhythms and the minimalism of the new American century. But generosity, love and faith run through each tale in Simon's songs. "And I believe in the future," he confessed in the song "Cool, Cool River" from his epic 1990 album Rhythm of Saints, "we shall suffer no more / Maybe not in my lifetime / But in yours I feel sure.