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First Major Paul Simon Biography Is a Real Whopper

3 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon By Peter Ames Carlin Henry Holt & Co., 415 pp., $32 In 1984, Paul Simon’s career wasn’t going so well. His semi-autobiographical feature film debut as an actor, One Trick Pony, had tanked at the box office. He decided to turn a surefire-success Simon & Garfunkel...
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Ten Thousand People, Maybe More, Bid A Houston Farewell To Paul Simon

11 months ago by Pete Vonder Haar
It's sad to think — absent the odd solo appearance or a (highly unlikely) reunion with Art Garfunkel, we'll never have the chance to see Paul Simon perform again.
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Eyeballin': Paul Simon - Live from Philadelphia

10 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
The early '80s were an interesting time in the career of Paul Simon. The past glories of hits with Simon & Garfunkel - along with his sizable solo charting - were behind. And he had yet to reinvent himself as a world music maven with 1986's fine Graceland. His 1980...
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Rocky Mountain High: Paul Simon at Red Rocks Is Worth Traveling For

2 years ago by Pete Vonder Haar
A depressing tradition of bands bypassing Houston for friendlier (in summer) environs...but a nice view.
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Paul Simon Turns 70: Our Favorite Cuts By Rhymin' Simon

8 years ago by Craig Hlavaty
Today Paul Simon, acclaimed solo artist and the much shorter half of Simon & Garfunkel, turns 70 years old. The singer, who just released So Beautiful or So What back in April, has been a key link in bringing African and island sounds to American pop ears with his solo...
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The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Superchunk, Sting & Paul Simon, QOTSA, etc.

5 years ago by Houston Press
Superchunk Fitzgerald's, February 7 Among the handful of '80s/'90s college-rock acts who have found equal if not greater success on the reunion circuit -- Pixies and Sebadoh come to mind, both due here later this month -- Chapel Hill's Superchunk melded the melodic roar of Husker Du with the quirks...
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Sting & Paul Simon at Toyota Center, 2/8/2014

5 years ago by Chris Gray
Sting & Paul Simon Toyota Center February 8, 2014 If politics makes for strange bedfellows, consider two aging Rock and Roll Hall of Famers trying to figure out what to do next. On paper the idea of Sting and Paul Simon on tour together might seem strange, a random pairing...
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Out Today: Paul Simon Resurgent, Foos Get Loud, Isbell Kills

8 years ago by Craig Hlavaty
It's New Release Tuesday, and this week's is one of the biggest days of the year, with new discs by the Foo Fighters, a reinvigorated Paul Simon and TV On The Radio leading the pack, plus a few other artists returning to the scene after a few years away from...
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Upcoming: Miley Cyrus, American Fangs, Dropkick Murphys, Paul Simon & Sting, etc.

6 years ago by Angelica Leicht
Abiotic: Thu., December 12, 7 p.m., $10 to $12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. AER: Word of Mouth Tour: With RDGLDGRN., Fri., March 14, 7:30 p.m., $15 to $23.99. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. American Fangs: Thu., December 12, 8 p.m., $10. Walters, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. American...
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Simon & Garfunkel are Reunited. Sort Of!

6 months ago by Bob Ruggiero
While it’s been pretty big music news that Paul Simon recently played his last-ever show as a touring musician near his hometown borough of Queens in New York City, “Paul Simon” will continue to tour. And miraculously appearing decades younger and with his estranged partner (and similarly fresh-faced) Art Garfunkel...

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