Paul Simon cooperating for planned biography

Paul Simon cooperating for planned biography

NEW YORK (AP) - After decades of telling his story through music, Paul Simon is ready to rely on words alone.

The celebrated singer-songwriter has agreed to cooperate with author and longtime music critic Robert Hilburn for a planned biography. Simon & Schuster, winner of a recent six-publisher auction, announced the acquisition Tuesday and told The Associated Press that the book was currently untitled and did not yet have a release date.

Hilburn's previous books include the memoir "Corn Flakes With John Lennon and Other Tales from a Rock 'n Roll Life" and a biography of Johnny Cash.

He has known Simon since the 1970s. Simon's many classics include "Bridge Over Troubled Water," ''The Sound of Silence" and "Loves Me Like a Rock."

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