The neck of my Guitar
Basie`s pal Paul A magazin from New York, 1980

Count Basie and his band, blasting out ´One O`Clock Jump´, had everybody stomping at the Sayoy, the new Night-Club off Times Square. For Paul Simon (and his girlfriend Carrie Fisher and her Father, Eddie), being invited backstage by ´the Count´ was an honour which turned into a mutual-admiration session between the 76-year-old jazz giant and pop`s trickiest pony. When Simon, 39, asked Basie how long he plans to keep up the beat, the Count replied: ´Until the end, like Duke Ellington and Satchmo.´

(Personal comment: let`s hope Paul Simon will continue to live and do the same.)

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