Discovered that he and fellow Forest Hills, NYC sixth-grader Art Garfunkel could harmonize
Issued "Graceland" album featuring African music and musicians (i.e., Ladysmith Black Mambazo on "Homeless")
Made screen acting debut in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall"
Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" featured a soundtrack of Simon's songs performed by the duo
Put out solo album "Paul Simon"
Reunited with Garfunkel for benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for McGovern campaign
Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" released; LP sold nine million copies; title song was the biggest seller of their career
"The Sounds of Silence", a single from the "Wednesday Morning 3 A.M." album became Number 1 in USA; producer Tom Wilson had added electric guitars, bass and drums to the original track boasting only Simon's accoustic guitar
Released LP "Still Crazy After All These Years"
Reunited with Garfunkel; Columbia Records signed duo; released LP "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M."; initially ignored
Seven years in preparation, Simon's "The Capeman" opened on Broadway (January 8)
Simon and Garfunkel gave free concert in Central Park, attended by about 500,000
Simon and Garfunkel singles "Homeward Bound", "I Am a Rock" and "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" reached the Top Five
Simon pursued solo career under pseudonyms Jerry Landis, Paul Kane, True Taylor and Tico; worked with Carole King; produced songs for acts like Jay Walker & The Pedestrians and Dougie & The Dudes
Simon and Garfunkel disbanded
Together with Garfunkel recorded Simon's song "Hey, Schoolgirl"; agent present at session signed them to contract with Big Records; billed as Tom and Jerry, had Top Fifty hit with single and appeared on "American Bandstand"
Tom and Jerry follow-ups to "Hey, Schoolgirl" were unsuccessful and Simon and Garfunkel drifted apart
Wrote screenplay, composed music and starred in film "One-Trick Pony"
Was first major international performer to appear in South Africa after the lifting of the UN's 11-year cultural boycott of the country
Popular songs include "You Can Call Me Al" and "Kodachrome".