James Taylor vs Paul Simon

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Paul Simon’s profile picture
Singer, Songwriter
$60 Million
Net worth 2018
$145 Million
Singers
Industry
Singers
Boston
Residence
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
United States
Country
United States
12/03/1948
BirthDay
13/10/1941
1.9 m
Height
1.6 m
Milton Academy
Education
Queens College, City University of New York
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2010

In March 2010, he commenced on the Troubadour Reunion Tour with Carole King and members of his original band, including Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, and Danny Kortchmar

2009

He was the last musician who performed in the final episode of ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on May 29, 2009

2003

A permanent exhibit was dedicated to him in the Chapel Hill Museum in North Carolina in 2003

2002

He released two albums during the new millennium—‘October Road’ (2002) and ‘Covers’ (2008)—both of which reached No

2001

In February 2001, Taylor wed for the third time marrying Caroline ‘Kim’ Smedvig

1997

His career saw a resurgence in 1997 with the release of ‘Hourglass’

1985

He remarried in December 1985 to actress Kathryn Walker in New York

1981

He released only a few albums during the decade including ‘Dad Loves His Work’ (1981)

1980

During the 1980’s he became embroiled in several personal problems which kept him away from the musical scenario

1977

In 1977, he signed with Columbia Records and released ‘JT’ which gave him a Grammy nomination for The Album of the Year

1975

The next few albums like ‘One Man Dog’, and ‘Walking Man’, didn’t do well, but Taylor bounced back with ‘Gorilla’ in 1975

1972

Taylor got married to his fellow singer-songwriter Carly Simon in 1972

1971

His 1971 album ‘Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon’ was a even bigger hit than ‘Sweet baby James’

1970

His next release called ‘Sweet Baby James’ (1970) resulted in a major success triggered by the hit single ‘Fire and Ice’ which was a song about his experiences in the psychiatric institution

1969

After an unfortunate accident in July 1969 which forced him to take a break from playing music, he signed a new deal with Warner Bros

1967

They released one single, ‘Brighten Your Night with My Day’ written by Taylor but it did not do well and the band broke up in the spring of 1967

1966

In 1966, he formed a new group called The Flying Machines, with Kortchmar and Joel O’ Brien

1965

He fell into a depression when he started applying for colleges and checked himself into McLean Hospital in Massachusetts in 1965, a stay that inspired many of his early songs

1963

He started attending a prep school called Milton Academy in 1963 where he met fellow guitarist from New York, Danny ‘Kootch’ Kortchmar

2000

Simon’s career was revitalized with the Grammy-nominated studio albums, ‘You’re the One’ (2000), ‘Surprise’ (2006) and ‘So Beautiful or So What’ (2011)

1982

The concert album was released in 1982 and was so successful that the duo decided to record another album together

1981

In 1981, he reunited with Garfunkel for a free concert in New York’s Central Park

1980

In 1980, Simon stepped into the field of filmmaking

1972

In 1972, Simon recorded a self-titled solo album that included songs like ‘Mother and Child Reunion’ and 'Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard'

1970

Simon & Garfunkel gave their fans their last album, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ in 1970

1964

In 1964, the duo impressed the executive of Columbia Records, Clive Davis, who immediately signed them for an album

1963

Simon graduated in 1963 with a major in English Literature

1955

In 1955, the duo wrote a song together, ‘The Girl for Me’, which became their first copyrighted song

1941

Paul Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey, USA on October 13, 1941