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Brenda  
Apr-20-2015, 01:00 GMT
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Paul Simon top of the pops at 73 after his greatest hits album reaches number one in the charts
Grammy Award-winning artist tops UK album chart for first time in 25 years
Paul Simon, 73, outsold more youthful musicians such as Ed Sheeran
His album The Ultimate Collection includes 19 tracks from a 50-year-career
Simon's recent tour with Sting is thought to have propelled him to top spot Quarter of a century after his last number one, Paul Simon is back at the top of the charts.
The 73-year-Old - who rose to fame as part of Simon & Garfunkel - has forged ahead of more youthful musicians to reach number one in the UK album chart with The Ultimate Collection.
His album outsold those by the likes of Ed Sheeran, James Bay and Sam Smith.


Simon's recent tour with Sting (left) is believed to have been the catalyst in helping to propel him to the top of the charts. It is the first time he has reached the top of the album chart since The Rhythm Of The Saints in 1990

The greatest hits record includes 19 tracks from Simon’s 50-year career, including Mrs Robinson and The Only Living Boy In New York, from his days recording and performing as Simon & Garfunkel with Art Garfunkel, prior to their break up in the 1970s, and some of his solo hits such as 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.

It marks a return to popularity for the Grammy Award-winning singer, 73, as the first time he has reached the top of the album chart since The Rhythm of the Saints in 1990.
Simon is currently on his On Stage Together world tour with Sting. It is thought the success of the pair’s live shows, which have been met with rave reviews, is what propelled the album to number one.
Simon & Garfunkel broke up spectacularly, and very publicly, in 1970, soon after the release of their album Bridge Over Troubled Water.


Daily Mail Australia 20 April 2015

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Brenda
Apr-20-2015, 01:01 GMT
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Congratulations Paul ! Fantastic !

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Bodo
Apr-20-2015, 01:35 GMT
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Wow, I really like those news!

Number 1 is still number 1.

Seems like a lot of the Sting fans realized during the show, how great Pauls music is?

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Simon
Apr-20-2015, 10:30 GMT
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Great news, he's always been pretty popular in the UK, also some of us Paul Simon fans have discovered how good Sting is too!

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Scaaty
Apr-20-2015, 22:32 GMT
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Didn't realise that the Paul Simon songbook was number1?

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Brenda
Apr-21-2015, 01:56 GMT
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Paul Simon The Ultimate Collection is no 1 not the Songbook
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3046294/Pa
ul-Simon-pops-73-greatest-hits-album-reaches-numbe
r-one-charts.html

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Yvonne
Apr-21-2015, 21:20 GMT
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Thanks Brenda, when I was looking at the charts to see this great piece of news I browsed the archives and according to that the PS songbook reached no 1 - I thought only a few copies were sold at the time release.

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Brenda
Apr-22-2015, 05:40 GMT
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It was originally released in 1965 in the UK Yvonne but did not chart. It reached no 1 in the UK when re released in 1972 .Did pretty well, staying in the top 10 for 14 weeks and 24 weeks in the top 100.

http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/29052/PAUL-SI
MON/

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Hĺkan
Apr-23-2015, 10:28 GMT
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Strange, I have never heard that Songbook was a number one album in UK in 1972.

When I checked at http://www.everyhit.com/ there is no mention of that album being in the UK chart ever? (choose Name of artist=Paul Simon and Format=Albums)

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Brenda
Apr-23-2015, 13:43 GMT
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You are correct Hakan. It was not Paul Simon Songbook just the album "-Paul Simon" which reached no 1 in the UK

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Richard USVI
Apr-24-2015, 13:50 GMT
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The chart is interesting but a little deceptive. They have the Songbook pictured when they mean Paul Simon. And they state that BOTW only reached number 2, but when you look at the listing for Simon and Garfunkel it shows that BOTW was number 1 for 33 weeks and on the chart for 328 weeks! But thank you Brenda for this very interesting link!

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Brenda
Apr-25-2015, 02:15 GMT
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It is confusing if you don't click on the "Chart Facts " Link Richard. Maybe it was no 2 at 6 Feb 1971 and the 00 at no 1 refers to the previous 8 weeks. Pretty amazing stats though !

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Brenda
Apr-27-2015, 09:08 GMT
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Paul still doing well ! no 2 this week !

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Brenda
Apr-29-2015, 01:15 GMT
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Message from Paul to the UK fans!

https://http://www.facebook.com/SonyLegacyUK/photos/a.7723
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Richard USVI
Apr-30-2015, 14:12 GMT
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Brenda, thank you for finding and posting these things.

For some reason I couldn't add a 'Like' to your posting, but I am allowed to Reply...?

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