Paul Simon

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Global Citizen Live: Lizzo lets us know pop and protest still go together
Unlike the Covid comeback gig last month, the annual concert-with-a-message survived the climate crisis

Rob LeDonne

26, Sep, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Paul Simon sells song catalogue to Sony for undisclosed sum
Singer-songwriter joins Bob Dylan, Neil Young and more by cashing in on their intellectual property

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Apr, 2021 @7:58 AM

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Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, dies aged 78
South African government pays tribute to singer whose group gained worldwide fame after collaborating for Paul Simon’s Graceland

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Feb, 2020 @1:24 PM

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Outside Lands: Paul Simon gives a performance befitting of American cultural history
After marking his final tour last year, the 77-year-old musician returned with his classics songbook and the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir

Matthew Cantor in San Francisco

12, Aug, 2019 @6:28 PM

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Be My Baby to Bridge Over Troubled Water: Hal Blaine's greatest performances
Hal Blaine, one of pop’s most prolific drummers, has died. Whether it was raw garage rock or jazz experimentation, he was seemingly capable of anything

Alexis Petridis

12, Mar, 2019 @12:08 PM

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Saturday Night Live: Kanye and Trump leave Seth Meyers asking REALLY!?!
The rapper has dominated the season – it would have been fitting to end on Paul Simon and Bridge Over Troubled Water

Zach Vasquez

14, Oct, 2018 @11:14 AM

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Paul Simon: In the Blue Light review – wistful new treatments of old gems
The septuagenarian singer-songwriter is joined by Wynton Marsalis and Bill Frissell on these reworkings of overlooked gems from his back catelogue

Dave Simpson

07, Sep, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Big noise: the essential pop, jazz and folk music of autumn 2018
Young talents and old hands hit the road, intriguing festivals mix things up, and there’s the first posthumous release from Prince

Alexis Petridis, Robin Denselow, John Fordham and Imogen Tilden

27, Aug, 2018 @5:00 AM

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And the band played on: how to grow old gracefully in pop
Madonna may have hit a birthday milestone but, from Johnny Cash’s stark admission of age to Paul McCartney’s embrace of hip young things, there’s ways to keep your music fresh

Alexis Petridis

22, Aug, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about obsolete things
From Paul Simon’s Kodachrome to Nick Lowe’s Switch Board Susan, a journey back in time

Frank Mastropolo

26, Jul, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Paul Simon review – a poet and his 15-man band
If Paul Simon has anything left to prove after six decades in music, his final live tour of Britain dispels all doubts

Kitty Empire

14, Jul, 2018 @11:00 AM

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The 10 best Paul Simon albums – ranked!
As the singer plays his last ever UK shows this week, we rank his greatest albums, from 1965’s Paul Simon Songbook to 2016’s Stranger to Stranger

Alexandra Pollard

13, Jul, 2018 @6:30 AM

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