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Watch Paul Simon perform two songs and sit for an interview on last night’s episode of ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.’
Revisit 10 memorable live performances on television in 2018 featuring John Prine, Mavis Staples, David Byrne, Jeff Tweedy, St. Vincent, Dave Matthews Band, The Marcus King Band and more.
Paul Simon spoke with Colin O’Brady during his solo journey across Antarctica after hearing he had listened to ‘Graceland’ on repeat for an entire day during the trek. Read the message the musician shared about their chat.
Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon will perform and sit for an interview on an upcoming episode of CBS late-night talk show ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.’
Watch Paul Simon perform a pair of songs on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live.
In 1977, Paul Simon & Lorne Michaels teamed up to create ‘The Paul Simon Special’ for NBC starring Simon, Charles Grodin, Art Garfunkel, Chevy Chase & more.
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About Paul Simon
During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland”) were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, a recipient of their Johnny Mercer Award and is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song “Mrs. Robinson” from the motion picture “The Graduate” was named in the top ten of The American Film Institute’s 100 Years 100 Songs. He was a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and was named as one of Time Magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006. In 2007, Mr. Simon was awarded the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Named in honor of the legendary George and Ira Gershwin, this newly created award recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the worlds culture, and is given annually to a composer or performer whose lifetime contributions exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins. In 2011 Mr. Simon was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Of Mr. Simon’s many concert appearances he is most fond of the two concerts in Central Park in New York (with his partner and childhood friend Art Garfunkel in 1981 and as a solo artist in 1991) and the series of shows he did at the invitation of Nelson Mandela in South Africa: the first American artist to perform in post-apartheid South Africa. In 1998, his performance on center field at Yankee Stadium celebrating the unveiling of Joe DiMaggios monument is a treasured memory for this lifelong Yankees fan.
Paul Simon’s philanthropic work includes the co-founding of The Children’s Health Fund with Dr. Irwin Redlener. The CHF donates and staffs mobile medical vans that bring health care to poor and indigent children in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1986 it has provided over 3 million doctor/patient visits. In the wake of Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina it was the primary health care source for those communities decimated by the storms. Mr. Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as AMFAR, The Nature Conservancy, The Fund for Imprisoned Children in South Africa and Autism Speaks and The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation.
The world’s first cannabis-friendly venue, Dean Ween’s Honeypot Lounge, will open on April 6 in Denver.
Davide Di Renzo will replace Joel Stouffer as the drummer for theNEWDEAL, who shared a new 16-minute studio jam “Halo Drive.”
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros recognized the city they were in by covering Johnny Cash’s “Big River” in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Listen to “Change,” one of 11 songs written and produced by Ben Harper for Mavis Staples’ upcoming new album, ‘We Get By.’
Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes will headline the 2019 Lollapalooza music festival at Chicago’s Grant Park on August 1 – 4.