Those super-famous Musical Jews from when I was a kid: Paul Simon

These days I look back on the 1970s and 1980s and famous names that were household names from back then, and I check to see who was Jewish and, bloody hell, one after another was a bloody Jew.

How much of their super fame was due to other Jews pushing them in public hey?

All these Jews under our noses whom we did not even realise! Jan]

Paul Simon

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Simon’s musical career has spanned seven decades with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel (originally known as Tom & Jerry), formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs including three that reached number one on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence“, “Mrs. Robinson“, and “Bridge over Troubled Water“.[1]

Simon was born on October 13, 1941, in Newark, New Jersey, to Hungarian-Jewish parents.[13][14][15][16] His father, Louis (1916–1995), was a college professor, double-bass player, and dance bandleader who performed under the name “Lee Sims”. His mother, Belle (1910–2007), was an elementary school teacher. In 1945, his family moved to the Kew Gardens Hills section of Flushing, Queens, in New York City.[17] The musician Donald Fagen has described Simon’s childhood as that of “a certain kind of New York Jew, almost a stereotype, really, to whom music and baseball are very important. I think it has to do with the parents. The parents are either immigrants or first-generation Americans who felt like outsiders, and assimilation was the key thought—they gravitated to black music and baseball looking for an alternative culture.”[18] Simon, upon hearing Fagen’s description, said it “isn’t far from the truth.”[18] Simon says about his childhood, “I was a ballplayer. I’d go on my bike, and I’d hustle kids in stickball.” He adds that his father was a New York Yankees fan:

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