Paul Simon is 80 Today

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Siegmund, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic Thread Starter

    Britain, Europe
    A milestone birthday.

    He retired from live performance a few years ago, but said he would continue to create and release new music.

    Any word on when this might be forthcoming?

    Even if he doesn’t come out with anything, I’m not fussed. He owes us nothing! :)
  2. LennyC.

    LennyC. Forum Resident

    Congrats to Paul Simon! A very versatile artist indeed.
  3. Bug80

    Bug80 Forum Resident

    One of my all time favourite artists. Still keeping my fingers crossed for a new album of some sorts.
  4. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    Publicity Photo for "Tom and Jerry" - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

    "Hey, Schoolgirl" - Tom & Jerry, 1957.

    Jerry Landis (aka Paul Simon) with Carole Klein (King) forming the studio group know as The Co-Sines (Paul: Guitar, Bass, Lead Vocals), 1959.
  5. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Isn't he at that age where we can expect the obligatory duets album
  6. Dingo

    Dingo Forum Resident

    What a giant of music. He has never stopped pushing the envelope. GRACELAND may be the solo album sitting in most minds, but everything since then has been a further reach.
    He owes the world nothing, but I would rejoice in one more album.
  7. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    Happy birthday Paul. Thanks for all the great music
  8. Bug80

    Bug80 Forum Resident

    I've seen him live a few times in the last 10 or so years by the way. Amazing shows, each of them. I think he could've continued for a few more years but decided to stop before the quality started to suffer.
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  9. mishima's dog

    mishima's dog Forum Resident

    Glasgow, Scotland
    Happy 80th Paul! You hung one more year on the line. Hope you’re having a good time!
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  10. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" Official Video - Paul Simon 1972.
  11. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer Dreamer of Tangerines

    A master melodist.
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  12. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks The Buzz Driver

    DuBois, PA
    Paul and I share the same birthday.
    18 years ago, in November of 2003, I was driving down the road. It was around sunrise, and the day after my mother passed. Overcome with thoughts of grief and the overwhelming task of organizing her funeral, I turned on the radio in time for the opening notes of:

    My day improved greatly from that point forward...
  13. Deano6

    Deano6 Forum Resident

    Plymouth, NC, USA
    Happy birthday Paul. I'm gonna go listen to Hearts And Bones right now.
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  14. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    Happy birthday to a songwriting genius.
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  15. MikeVielhaber

    MikeVielhaber Forum Resident

    I think he said he was retiring from touring, not live performances. He just had a live performance recently for something, I can’t remember what.
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  16. GubGub

    GubGub Forum Resident

    Wasn't that the first 10 years of his career?
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  17. Sytze

    Sytze Forum Resident

    By coincidence I just watched an old episode of the Muppet Show starring Paul.
    When he enters, the Muppet doorman is busy fixing a lever that's apparently broken.
    Paul tries his hand at it, succeeds and the thing works, and the doorman falls through a hatch.
    Says Paul: well I guess there's fifty ways to love your lever!

    Happy birthday Mr. Simon.
  18. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    Rehoboth Beach DE.
    I was listening to Rhythm of the Saints the other night, what genius! Happy 80th!
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  19. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    My wife and I were just listening to the LIVE Simon & Garfunkel album "Live 1969" the other night on the back patio and I had forgotten just how great it is!

    True story, but about ten or so years ago my friends and I were in New York to see a taping of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" ("They Might Be Giants" were the musical guest that night!). Before the show we had a bunch of time to kill so we all walked into The Brill Building and we saw that Paul Simon had an office there, so naturally I said "we're going up there". We take the elevator up to his floor and make our way to his office and upon arrival and to our surprise we find that the door is wide open, so I knock but see no one around. I call out "hello", "hello" and still no one responds. There I am in the doorway of Paul Simon's office at The Brill Building and I can see a bunch of his record awards just sitting around on the floor (NOT on the wall, which I thought was kind of weird), but sadly no Paul.
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  20. intv7

    intv7 Senior Member

    Boston, MA, USA
    Happy Birthday!
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  21. MrJerry1876

    MrJerry1876 Short Distance Voyager

    Happy birthday!
    To celebrate, I've been listening to the 1964/1993 set!
  22. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Some extra Diamonds for your day :)
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  23. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

  24. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    This morning, I couldn't sleep later than I wanted and I looked at the shade on the window and "Red Rubber Ball" was stuck in my head over and over trying to remember all the lyrics. o_O
    Did not know it was his birthday. Great songwriter to say the least.
  25. TimM

    TimM Senior Member

    One of my very favorites. Has given a lifetime full of great music.
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