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Paul Simon and Widnes on the BBCīs One Sho

from Ben , 2011-12-14

Paul Simon and Homeward Bound, and little old Widnes in Cheshire UK were mentioned on BBC The One Show last week.

I was invited to play and talk about Paul as I also play for the UKīs leading tribute to Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, The Sounds of Simon.

The film was to commemorate Paul writing Homeward Bound in Widnes in 1965. He actually didnīt of course, as this film goes on to explain.

Interviewed in the film are Geoff Speed, who booked Paul for Ģ12 to play at his club, and who Paul stayed with during his time in Widnes. The film catches up with Chris, who sang in Paulīs support act that night, The Black Diamonds. There is also some great archive footage of Paul on childrenīs BBC in the late 80s.

I got to pretend to be Paul, playing in the now disused Windsor Rooms in Widnes, which is where Paul played way back in 65.

Take a look at the film, itīs available here on youtube: