CSPC: Paul Simon Popularity Analysis

Part 4 – Live Albums

Simon always performed songs he previously wrote for him and Garfunkel, so it is no surprise to see a sales distribution pattern similar to his Anthology albums for his live records. The cult Concert in Central Park of the duet always featured various solo songs from the singer-songwriter.

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Winston1968

S&G are well above Paul Simon in solo. Their sales are probably in the 120-140 million range, at the minimum ! We’ll see “Late in the evening”….

Dan

Honestly, quite underwhelming. And i doubt Simon and Garfunkel did any better.

Nuclear dolphin

Simon and Garfunkel did loads more! They were massive, biggest selling 60s artists after The Beatles I’d say!

Dan

Yep, looks like you were right.

Winston1968

Ok MJD. I didn’t pay attention to Santana because I thought you were only talking about solo artists and not about bands… And Cher neither. Seeing her face, I couldn’t imagine she was more old than 25 when she released Believe (lol)…

Nuclear dolphin

Oh please let’s have Simon and Garfunkel! 😊

SkkyWill

Not bad

Nathan

Never a big fan of simon………..but he has his place. Fav song is “kodachrome” and from
SandG “So long frank loyd wright”

Winston1968

I’m wondering what are the 2 most successful albums ever by an artist aged 45 or more ?… I’ve failed to find one. Eric Clapton’s Unplugged is a live album, so it can’be this one, I suppose… Very puzzling !

Nuclear dolphin

I’d say Pink Floyd – The Division bell.

Nuclear dolphin

Actually forget I said that..

isaiah

I wonder if a Simon & Garfunkel article is coming next?

Winston1968

Thanks, thanks and thanks ! I was hoping this one since many months !

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