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Read Thanksgiving Edition: Songs About Your Family

November 26, 2013 – Which song better describes your family's Thanksgiving: "Highway To Hell" or "All You Need Is Love?"

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Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1987.

Listen Paul Simon On Making 'Graceland' WXPN

September 3, 2012 – Hear Simon tell stories about creating his classic 1986 album in Apartheid-era South Africa. WXPN

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Art Garfunkel performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2010.

Read Garfunkel Defends His Art

September 1, 2012 – Art Garfunkel says he just wants a little credit for treating the voice as a "virtuoso instrument."

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Read Our Search For The Albums Everyone Loves

May 16, 2012 – Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton begin their quest to pin down the most universally loved albums.

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Paul Simon and fellow musicians perform in Rotterdam, Netherlands during the 1987 Graceland tour.

Watch Revisiting 'Graceland' After 25 Years

May 9, 2012 – Watch an exclusive clip from a 25th anniversary documentary about Paul Simon's landmark album.

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Read Paul Simon, The Bard Of Bad Weather

February 9, 2012 – Among the hundreds of songs that remind listeners of winter, one name keeps coming up: Paul Simon.

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Read All Songs Considered Holiday Music Special 2011

December 20, 2011 – There's more to the season than "Jingle Bell Rock." This week on All Songs: holiday deep cuts.

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Middle Brother.

Read Ken Tucker's Top 10: The Year In Music

December 20, 2011 – Fresh Air's critic looks back on a fruitful year and lists his favorite music releases of 2011.

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Read Paul Simon On World Cafe WXPN

December 19, 2011 – A master of songwriting, Simon makes music that feels timeless even when it's filled with new ideas. WXPN

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28th May 1974:  Teenage fans at a David Cassidy concert at White City, London.  (Photo by Tim Graham/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Read Cry Baby Cry: Songs That Make You Weep

July 19, 2011 – The All Songs gang and listeners spill on the tunes that bring them to tears.

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Paul Simon with fan Rayna Ford in Toronto.

Watch Paul Simon And A Moment Of Pure Sobbing Joy

May 14, 2011 – Simon surprises a fan by inviting her on stage to sing the song on which she learned to play guitar.

Simon's 12th studio album is titled So Beautiful or So What.

Watch Paul Simon: Creating Something 'So Beautiful'

April 12, 2011 – The legendary singer-songwriter discusses his first album in five years, So Beautiful or So What.

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Simon's first album of new material in five years intersperses  transcendent moments of beauty alongside his familiar tricks.

Read Paul Simon: Old Sounds, New Perspectives

April 11, 2011 – The singer's new album, So Beautiful or So What, mixes moments of beauty with his familiar tricks.

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (top left), Low (bottom left), Timber Timbre's Taylor Kirk (right).

Read New Mix: Low, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, More

April 5, 2011 – This week on All Songs Considered, industry veterans and newcomers alike prove their staying power.

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Read Paul Simon: Back In 'Graceland' With 'So Beautiful'

April 4, 2011 – Rock critic Ken Tucker says Simon's new album combines elements from his earlier albums.

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