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Bob Dylan & Paul Simon: I Walk The Line & Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Colorado Springs 6 June 1999 (video)

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I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

World Arena
Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 June 1999

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & acoustic guitar)
  • Paul Simon (vocal & electric guitar)
  • Mark Stewart (electric & acoustic guitar, dobro. Mandolin, cello)
  • Vincent Nguini (electric guitar)
  • Chris Botti (trumpet)
  • Jay Ashby (slide trombone, percussion)
  • Andy Snitzer (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, synthesizer)
  • Tony Cedras (keyboards, accordion)
  • Alain Mallet (keyboards)
  • Bakithi Kumalo (bass)
  • Jamey Haddad (percussion)
  • Steve Shehan (percussion)
  • Steve Gadd (drums)

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Bob Dylan covers (& sings with) Paul Simon

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Paul Simon writes great songs.
~Bob Dylan (press conference, July 1981)

Happy birthday Paul Simon.

Here are some great video & audio clips of Bob Dylan covering Paul Simon & singing with Paul Simon.

The Boxer (Paul Simon)

From Dylan’s album – “Self Portrait”
The Boxer by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

Together with Paul Simon @

First American Music Center
Antioch, Tennessee
8 September 1999
The Boxer by 18_Bob Dylan & Paul Simon_LIVE on Grooveshark

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Today: Paul Simon released the album Paul Simon in 1972


Paul Simon is the second studio album by Paul Simon as a solo artist. It was released  14th of January 1972, nearly two years after he split up with longtime musical partner Art Garfunkel. The album represented the definitive announcement of the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel. Originally released on Columbia Records, it was then issued under the Warner Bros. label and is now back with Columbia through Sony. It was ranked No. 266 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.  It is packed with classic songs.

 “…It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated. You didn’t miss Art Garfunkel on Paul Simon, not only because Simon didn’t write Garfunkel-like showcases for himself, but because the songs he did write showed off his own, more varied musical strengths.”
– William Ruhlmann (allmusic)

Paul Simon – Me and Julio down by the schoolyard (live, 1992):

Paul Simon – Paul Simon (album, 1972):

– Hallgeir

Today: Paul Simon is 72 Happy Birthday

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“Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. ”
― Paul Simon

“It’s actually very difficult to make something both simple and good.”
― Paul Simon

Marc Anthony inducts Paul Simon Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2001:

From Wikipedia:

Birth name Paul Frederic Simon
Born October 13, 1941 (age 71)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Folk rock, folk pop, soft rock,worldbeat
Occupations Musician, Songwriter, producer,bandleader
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano,percussion, lute, alto saxophone, piccolo
Years active 1957–present
Labels Columbia, Warner Bros., Hear Music
Associated acts Simon & Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, Ladysmith Black Mombazo

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an award-winning musician whose talents in composing, performing, and vocal harmony placed him at the forefront of the singer-songwriters on an international scale. Simon’s fame, influence and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, launched in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.

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Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer – Live in Central Park, 1981:

The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott.

  • Simon has earned 12 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. 
  • In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • in 2006 was selected as one of the “100 People Who Shaped the World” by Time magazine. 
  • Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007.
  • In 1986 Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

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 From – Mark Deming:

Paul Simon is one of the most successful and respected songwriters of the second half of the 20th century. Rising to fame in the mid-’60s, Simon’s songs were mature and literate, but also melodically engaging, and spoke to the concerns and uncertainties of a generation. As the 1960s gave way to the ’70s and ’80s, Simon’s work tended to focus on the personal rather than the larger world, but he also expanded his musical palette, and helped introduce many rock and pop fans to world music. more over @ 

From The  Washington Times (John Hayden):

The List: Top 10 Paul Simon songs

  1. Mother And Child Reunion (1972)
  2. Hearts and Bones (1983)
  3. Peace Like A River (1972)
  4. Father and Daughter  (2006)
  5. Late In the Evening (1980)
  6. The Boy in the Bubble (1986)
  7. Kodachrome (1973)
  8. Senorita With a Necklace of Tears (2000)
  9. That’s Where I Belong (2000)
  10. American Tune (1973)

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Paul Simon 1991 Tokyo 11/14 America:

“Mother And Child Reunion” (Live) – Paul Simon – Berkeley, Greek Theatre – October 20, 2011:



Album of the day – Paul Simon (1972):

From – William Ruhlmann:

If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon’s post-split debut. From the opening cut, “Mother and Child Reunion” (a Top Ten hit), Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death. From there, it was off to Paris for a track in South American style and a rambling story of a fisherman’s son, “Duncan” (which made the singles chart). But most of the album had a low-key feel, with Simon on acoustic guitar backed by only a few trusted associates (among them Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel, David Spinozza, Mike Manieri, Ron Carter, and Hal Blaine, along with such guests as Stefan Grossman, Airto Moreira, and Stephane Grappelli), singing a group of informal, intimate, funny, and closely observed songs (among them the lively Top 40 hit “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”). … read more over @

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