The neck of my Guitar

Review of Yesterday´s show

from mog , 2008-04-02


Paul Simon to play Liverpool Pops

from matthew , 2008-04-02

One of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, PAUL SIMON will be returning to the Summer Pops on Sunday 6th July.

Simon is revered now as he ever was, over 40 years into a career which has spawned such timeless classics as ´Bridge Over Troubled Waters´, ´Homeward Bound´, ´Mrs Robinson´, ´50 Way to leave Your Lover´ and dozens of other hits, along with albums as unique and important as ´Still Crazy After All These Years´ and ´Graceland´ to name but two. Legend is not overstating it.

Speaking about his 2002 Pops appearance, Simon said: ´Liverpool was the very best concert on my European tour and the audience were also the best. I really enjoyed the show. What an audience, the reaction was really fabulous. I can’t wait to come back.´

Famously, the north west of England inspired him to pen one of his greatest hits.

In 1965, Paul Simon had been touring around the north west, appearing at clubs from Birkenhead to Widnes. Widnes railway station, has become the stuff of music legend, thanks to a home and lovesick Simon. It was here, that he had the inspiration for the song ´Homeward Bound´, Simon and Garfunkel’s first UK hit. It was whilst waiting for the milk train at Widnes Station, after a local folk club gig, he yearned to be back in London, in the arms of his beloved Kathy.

During his distinguished career Simon has been the recipient of many honours and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (´Bridge Over Troubled Water´, ´Still Crazy After All These Years´ and ´Graceland´) were albums of the year.

In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is an inductee of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and is in the Rock n´ Roll Hall of Fame both as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist.


Paul Simon Headlines Festival

from Matthew , 2008-04-03

Paul Simon has been booked to headline a major music festival - Cornbury Music Fesitval - on Saturday 5th July 2008.

More details here: http://www.cornburyfestival.com/index.php

PS BAM May 5 -Conversation w Glass

from barb , 2008-04-05

website of Brooklyn Academy of Music http://www.bam.org Look under Paul Simon and he is appearing with Philip Glass in conversation.

Paul Simon in Austria

from matthias , 2008-04-07

Paul Simon gives a Concert in Austria on the 23rd of July.

Paris concert on july 11.

from Elvie , 2008-04-09

Due to the site http://www.palaisdessports.com
Paul gives a concert on july 11.

Concerts Cologne 7/14 Brussels 15

from Klausi , 2008-04-14

See official site

New Documentary featuring Simon

from mog , 2008-04-15

This seems quite interesting. Posted by Kapeman on AMPS.


4/26 Tribute Concert - Philly area

from olah , 2008-04-21

This Saturday, 4/26 @ 7pm, The PROVIDENCE School of Music is very proud to present A Celebration of the Music of PAUL SIMON!
Located in downtown Collegeville, PA (35 minutes outside Philadelphia), the music school and cafe will host an all-star tribute performance spanning all eras of Simon´s career.
Featuring the soaring vocal talents of Broadway performer Lori Ann Strunk (Aida, Grease, Hair), and the exciting world rhythms and wonderful voice of Larry Connelly.
This will be a tremendous show which you won´t soon forget! Come out and celebrate the genius and soul of one of the world´s greatest singer songwriters!
This event is BYOB. And admission is only $5!!! Visit our website http://www.providenceschoolofmusic.com or call us directly 610-489-8585 for more details!
My name is Ryan. I am a huge Paul Simon fan and the director of the school and this event. This is a show that has been a long time in the making and I felt it was appropriate to run it simultaneously with the BAM shows (which I´ve seen all of!! Amazing!!) Want to say Hi to everyone, looking forward to meeting/hearing/seeing you all soon!!