Paul Simon is 80 Today

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

  1. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born In The 50's

    Did Paul Simon ever perform or record "Red Rubber Ball"?
    S&G was the first concert I ever attended, in late 1965 or early 1966. I was 11.
    Also saw them in Central Park, probably the most "legendary" concert I've been to.
    Saw him on Broadway when he did "The Capeman" play, which was great.
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  2. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    One of the true giants of music.
    His music is the proof.
    In 5 years he created music that took 15 years to create In the 70s.
    Times had changed.
  3. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Graz, Austria
    Happy birthday to you, genius!
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  4. tiger roach

    tiger roach Forum Resident

    Happy Birthday Mr. Simon!

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  5. Timjosephuk

    Timjosephuk Forum Resident

    Hull, UK
    Does anyone know what has happened to his collection of demos, Alternate Tunings? He previewed six of them in his last tour program, and as as far as I know a full album was supposed to follow In The Blue Light. I would have preferred it!
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  6. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

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  7. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

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  8. tootull

    tootull Cats are on the upgrade

    Happy Birthday :cheers:
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  9. Pseudonym

    Pseudonym Forum Resident

    Detroit, MI
    Great appearance by Simon and his wig in this classic SNL sketch:

  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Happy Birthday!
  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    well now the lyrics are singing in my head! thanks! ; )
  12. Solaresque

    Solaresque Forum Resident

    How terribly strange to be...eighty!
  13. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

    Fort Worth TX
    Happy birthday young man.
  14. OneHandLoose

    OneHandLoose Moxie Drinker

    Franklin, MA, USA
    Paul Simon sings the great American songbook?
  15. Donald Wilkie

    Donald Wilkie Well-Known Member

    Chicago IL
    Paul Simon IS the great American songbook
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  16. meyers

    meyers Alien abductee

    I turned 40 today, and I'm a big fan of Paul Simon
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  17. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
    It's probably in the same category with that collaborative album with his wife, Edie Brickell, that was announced YEARS ago and then never issued. I think they released one song and then … nada.
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  18. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Do you mean solo?
    He did with Art.

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  19. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Happy Birthday Paul. One of the greats.
  20. freddog

    freddog Forum Resident

    United States
    The song is from '72, but the video looks like it was made sometime in the 80's.
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  21. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    a Happy 80th birthday to Paul Simon! Another incredible songwriter and today if i pick 1 song at moment it would be...

    "Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War" (1983)

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  22. Paper Shark

    Paper Shark Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    Paul Simon really made some wonderful music. Truly one of the great artists.
  23. linklinc

    linklinc Forum Resident

    About as fave an artist as I have- toppest of the top shelves.

    Cautiously hopeful that we'll still see the duet album with Edie Brickell & his "Alternate Tunings" collection of outtakes/demos etc. ... and who onows what else... of course any more original material and/or new recordings would be fantastic! As would any live appearances anywhere near where I am!!
  24. johnny 99

    johnny 99 Down On Main Street


    I met the man after a concert here (he was touring behind the "Surprise" album). I spoke with him briefly and told him how much I liked his new album. He was cool and appreciative.

    One of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time.

    (I feel old...)

    Happy 80th Sir!
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  25. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    Today I stuck on the 1981 Central Park concert video with Art Garfunkel.
    I noticed The Late Great Johnny Ace was left off the CD, but was on the video. I now realise why. He was nearly assaulted during the song by a crazed fan.
    He was 40 then. Great video.
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