Paul Simon by Longford

Champion(s):

jsparkyp
Wished I was in Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana...


Runner(s)-Up:

KreitzerJ


Quiz Description

No, not the Senator with the bow tie. The guy who plays guitar with Garfunkel.

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Questions:

Paul Simon grew up in Queens, near a guy named Art Garfunkel. There was another singer songwriter in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that grew up nearby who Paul used to sing with as a teenager. Name her.

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Carole King

When Simon and Garfunkel started out, they used this name for their group, also the name of a cartoon. What name did they use?

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Tom & Jerry

As Simon and Garfunkel, they released their first album, which initially did not sell well. What was the title of the first album, which included the song "Sound of Silence"?

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Wednesday Morning 3 AM

Paul Simon co-wrote some songs with Bruce Woodley of The Seekers ("Georgy Girl"). One song became a huge hit for the band The Cyrkle. What was the song?

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Red Rubber Ball

The duo had several hits including with a remade Sound of Silence. They became big stars with their contributions to the movie soundtrack of "The Graduate". Who directed "The Graduate"?

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Mike Nichols

Simon decided to leave the duo while Garfunkel was off filming a movie. What film was Garfunkel in? (The film had the same director as "The Graduate")

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Catch 22

Simon had great success during the 70s. One hit was 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover. While saying there were 50 ways, the lyrics on name 5 ways men could leave. "Just slip out the back, Jack" was the first. Give the other 4 names of the men to whom the lyrics give advice. NOTE- Not the advice, just the names. 4 answers required.

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Stan, Roy, Gus, Lee

What album does "50 Ways" appear on that won the Grammy for Album of the Year?

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Still Crazy After All These Years.

In 1980, Simon wrote and starred in a movie about a one hit wonder folk singer. It was also the name of the album, which has the song "Late in the Evening.". Name the movie.

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One Trick Pony

In 1986, Simon had a big comeback with the release of "Graceland" which had the single "You Can Call Me Al". Who appeared with Simon in the music video and lip-synched to the song?

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Chevy Chase

The album "Graceland" featured what South African group, particularly on the song, "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes"?

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Simon's next album after "Graceland" featured Brazilian sounds and beats. What was is next album?

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Rhythm of the Saints

After working on a musical for 10 years, Simon finally had it produced in 1998. The musical, which featured Marc Anthony, had terrible reviews and closed after 68 performances. What was the show?

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The Capeman

Simon is currently married to this singer who was the front person of a one hit wonder band. She sang on the hit "What I Am". Well, who is she?

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Edie Brickell