The neck of my Guitar

Paul Simon at Lincoln Center Nov. 3

from Klausi , 2005-11-01

Billboard, 10/31/05

´Alicia Keys will host and perform at a Thursday (Nov. 3) fundraiser for the AIDS charity ´Keep a child alive´ at New York`s Jazz at Lincoln Center. She will be joined by fellow music heavyweights Usher, Paul Simon, John Mayer and Common at the event, as well as African acts Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Femi Kuti and the Agape Children`s Choir from Durban, South Africa.

Charityfolks.com is auctioning five tickets that include a pre-show cocktail party and dinner as well as a backstage meet-and-greet. Bidding ends Wednesday.

´Keep a child alive´ works to make medicine more readily available to AIDS-afflicted families in Africa and other countries in need.´ - Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Addition to the Garfunkel Family

from babydriver , 2005-11-06

I quote Art Garfunkel´s official web site:
´With great pleasure the Garfunkel Family would like to announce the addition of a new baby boy to their family, born October 5, 2005.´
There´s nothing mentioned about a name.


Graceland road manager stabbed to death

from Bodo , 2005-11-21

Former road manager for Paul Simon stabbed to death

The road manager behind Paul Simon’s historic Graceland tour has been stabbed to death in his New York home, allegedly by his girlfriend.

Danny Harrison, 57, was stabbed at least twice with a long kitchen knife, police said.

His girlfriend, Kathleen Connors, was brought outside in handcuffs, barefoot, her jeans and feet spattered with blood.

Neighbours reported hearing a “raucous fight”, screaming, furniture being thrown and bodies slamming against the wall.

Connors told police that she and Harrison had argued when he complained the apartment was a mess and that he hit her on the head with his hand, sources told the New York Post.

She reportedly said she grabbed a knife to defend herself and then stabbed Harrison.

The fight happened yesterday at Harrison’s Manhattan apartment which lies in the shadow of the official New York Mayor’s residence, Gracie Mansion.

Harrison, who had two children and four step children, had recently produced cooking shows for the Food Network and handled events for MTV and VH1, but was best known as road manager for acts including Simon and Garfunkel, the Eagles and Billy Joel.

He managed Simon’s 1987 Graceland tour, which featured South African musicians taking a historic stand against apartheid.

In a 2003 interview, Harrison said his job included everything from setting up sound systems to ironing Boz Scaggs’ silk trousers.



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