Paul Simon Birthday Farewell

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 Birthday Farewell

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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Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt + More To Play Hurricane Harvey Benefit

A benefit for hurricane victims in Texas is set to feature Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and more.

The Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas Benefit Concert will happen September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Bob Dylan band member, Charlie Sexton, will act as musical director. The benefit will also livestream on Youtube for an hour, so fans across the globe can tune in.

Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and Edie Brickell are also set to perform. Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, and Luke Wilson are some of the actors set to participate.

All proceeds will go towards the Rebuild Texas Fund. According to Rolling Stone, Google will match all donations up to $500,000 during the YouTube stream. (more…)

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Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin Covers Paul Simon’s “Graceland”

Coldplay‘s Chris Martin is a big fan of Paul Simon, and is proving it with a beautiful cover of “Graceland.”

Martin says he was first exposed to the song during a trip to Zimbawbwe in his youth (Marin’s mother is from the African country.)

“I was trying to get the attention of another 10-year-old girl,” Martin said, according to Rolling Stone. “There was no texting in those days, but she was doing the Eighties equivalent of not texting me back and I remember this song playing and thinking ‘at least the music is awesome.'”

Watch the clip below:


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