Paul Simon

On This Day: Paul Simon Sues A Japanese Clockmaker

On July 18, 2008, singer-songwriter Paul Simon had a strong case for copyright infringement when he sued a Japanese clockmaker.

Why? Reuters reports the company was using Simon and Garfunkel’s massive hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as a composition included in a line of clocks.

Simon’s lawyers filed a suit claiming clock company Rhythm Watch Co Ltd. had used the song in 40,000 clocks over a three-year period without his permission.

The lawsuit stated the song was “one of the best-known songs throughout the world in popular music” and that the Grand Nostalgia Clock model used it without permission amongst a selection of other hits.

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Paul Simon Announces New Album ‘In the Blue Light’

Paul Simon will release new music this year. The singer-songwriter has announced a brand-new album, In the Blue Light.

Fans of Simon will recognize the song titles as the 10-song collection will feature reworked songs across his career.

“It’s an unusual occurrence for an artist to have the opportunity to revisit earlier works and re-think them; to modify, even completely change parts of the originals,” Simon said in a press release.

“I hope the listener will find these new versions of old songs refreshed, like a new coat of paint on the walls of an old family home.”

Musicians working on the project include trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Bill Frisell, drummers Jack DeJohnette and Steve Gadd.

Simon has released a trailer to accompany the announcement, as well as the tracklist. Take a look at both below:

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Paul Simon Announces Final Tour

Paul Simon has announced his final tour.

The singer-songwriter will kick off his last run of tour dates this Spring with the Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.

“I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief,” Simon said in a press release.

“I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”

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Paul Simon’s London Concert Touted As “Farewell Performance”

Paul Simon might be taking his final bow.

The icon will play the British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018 festival on July 15 in London, alongside James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.

The concert poster on the festival’s website touts this appearance as Simon’s “farewell performance.”

Paul Simon Farewell

“There is no finer way to close Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018 than watching Paul Simon take London on a musical odyssey through one of the most remarkable songbooks in history,” AEG Presents Senior Vice President, James King, says in a press release. “Paul, James and Bonnie all together on the Great Oak Stage has to be the show of the summer and a truly unmissable event.”

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Happy Birthday Paul Simon! His 20 Best Songs

Happy birthday, Paul Simon! The legendary singer-songwriter turns 76 today.

As one-half of Simon & Garfunkel, the singer contributed to legendary songs like “Cecilia”, “My Little Town” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

But he also carved a path on his own after the duo dissolved, most notably his 1986 album Graceland, which sold 16 million copies worldwide.

Most recently, Paul Simon released Stranger to Stranger last year, and performed last month with Billy Joel and Miley Cyrus at Joel’s Madison Square Garden concert.

To celebrate his legacy, we’re counting down Paul Simon’s 20 best songs–both with Garfunkel and on his solo endeavours.

20. Simon & Garfunkel – “At the Zoo”

19. Paul Simon – “Slip Slidin’ Away”

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