Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Thank You Paul Simon

I hope you can read this letter that was sent by Paul Simon to his fans.  I am happy that he is "retiring" on his terms and is going to give a tour with the proceeds going to philanthropic organizations.  I can understand that over 50 years of recording sessions and concerts is enough and that it is time for him to end it.  His legacy will endure for generations to come.  I am sure that the loss of his guitarist and friend Vincent N'guini was devasting to him.

I have completely enjoyed the music that he recorded with Art Garfunkel and as a solo performer.  Let me scratch my head and try to remember the concerts that I attended:

  • Summer 1966 - Forest Hills Stadium with Art Garfunkel
  • Spring 1987 - Paul Simon at Radio City Music Hall (Graceland Tour)
  • July 1999 - Bob Dylan and Paul Simon at Jones Beach
  • Fall 2009 - at Madison Square Garden with Art Garfunkel
Today, I visited the Paley Center and viewed American Masters: Paul Simon: Born at The Right Time that originally aired on PBS in 1993.

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