Paul Simon - three live performances (2019)

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Published on 14 Oct 2021, 2:00
Happy birthday to Paul Simon! Born Oct. 13, 1941, in Newark, N.J., the singer-songwriter turns 80 today. Simon found much success as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1956 with childhood pal Art Garfunkel, but he ventured out on his own in 1970 and would go on to find decades of more success as a solo artist. Simon has earned 16 Grammy awards for his solo and collaborative work, including three for Album of the Year ("Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Still Crazy After All These Years" and "Graceland"), and a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — first in 1990 as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and again in 2001 for his solo career.

In November 2019, Paul Simon performed on an episode of Live From Here, recorded live at the Town Hall in New York City. Watch three performances from that program.

SONGS PERFORMED
0:00 "Questions For The Angels"
4:42 "American Tune"
8:54 "Kodachrome"

PERSONNEL
Paul Simon – vocals, guitar
Chris Thile – mandolin, vocals
Anaïs Mitchell – vocals
Mike Elizondo – bass
Alex Hargreaves – fiddle
Armand Hirsch – guitar
Jon Cowherd – keys
Eric Doob – percussion

CREDITS
Video & Photo: Ben Miller; American Public Media
Audio: Sam Hudson; American Public Media
Production: Jeffy Hnilicka; Tom Campbell; American Public Media

FIND MORE:
2021 Today in Music History: thecurrent.org/feature/2021/10...
2018 Rock and Roll Book Club: Robert Hilburn's 'Paul Simon: The Life': thecurrent.org/feature/2018/05...

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