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On this day in music history: May 5, 1973 - “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”, the third studio album by Paul Simon is released. Produced by Paul Simon, Phil Ramone, The Muscle Shoal Rhythm Section, Paul Samwell-Smith, and Roy Halee, it is recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, Malaco Recording Studios in Jackson, MS, and Morgan Studios in Willesden, UK from Mid 1972 - Early 1973. Following the success of his first post-Simon & Garfunkel solo album “Paul Simon”, the prolific singer and songwriter will establish solid and productive working relationship with producer and engineer Phil Ramone. Simon will also colloborate with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section as well as the legendary gospel vocal group The Dixie Hummingbirds. Even more musically diverse than his previous effort, the album also features a number of top notch musicians and studio players including Cornell Dupree (guitar), Grady Tate (drums), Paul Griffin (piano), Airto Moriera (percussion) with horn and string arrangements written by Allen Toussaint, Quincy Jones, and Del Newman. Released to near universal praise and acclaim, it will spin off the hit singles “Kodachrome” and “Loves Me Like A Rock”, both of which will peak at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon” will peak at number two on the Billboard Top 200 album chart in July of 1973, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.