Paul Simon's Music to Be Honored at Annual Carnegie Hall Benefit
... March 31 show will feature special guests covering Simon's music for music education charity The muse for next year's installment of Carnegie Hall's annual music education benefit is Paul Simon
. The March 31 show at the legendary NYC theater will feature special guests covering selections from Simon's songbook to benefit music education for underprivileged youth. For the show, 20 artists will cover twenty different Paul Simon
songs. The lineup will be revealed shortly, according to a press release. Last year's concert was a tribute to Prince, which featured a rare appearance from D'Angelo, backed by the Roots. Over the past nine years, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, R.E.M., Neil Young, the Who and the Rolling Stones have also been honored. Over the course of the series, over a million dollars have been raised for charities like Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, and Church Street School of Music. Tickets can be purchased here. Paul Simon
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Tribute To Paul Simon Scheduled For NYC's Carnegie Hall
... Each year impresario Michael Dorf puts together an all-star lineup to pay tribute to alegendary performer at NYC's Carnegie Hall. For the 2014 installment, the show will feteNYC-bred singer-songwriter Paul Simon
. 100% of the net proceeds from the show will be given to music education organizations forunderprivileged youth and Dorf revealed over $1 million has gone to this cause from pastconcerts. The lineup will be announced over the coming months. Ticketing details will alsobe revealed soon via the event's website. Tribute To Paul Simon
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Carnegie Hall to Host Paul Simon Tribute Concert
... Michael Dorf has announced that his 10th annual Carnegie Hall tribute concert will honor the music Paul Simon
. All of the proceeds from the event--which is set to take place on March 31--will go toward music education programs for underprivileged youth. Dorf's annual benefit show has raised money for a number of organizations, including Young Audiences New York, Little Kids rock, Church Street School of Music and more. Past concert have paid tribute to legends such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Youn, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Last year's Prince tribute featured a rare appearance by D'Angelo, who was backed by The Roots. Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M. have also showed up for unannounced encores during previous events. This year's event will feature twenty artists performing twenty Paul Simon
classics. Ticketing and lineup information will be revealed in the near future. Carnegie Hall to Host Paul Simon
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Paul Simon (Oct. 13, 1941)
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Simon married the singer Edie Brickell in 1992. He was previously married to the actress Carrie Fisher from 1982-1983 and to Peggy Harper from 1969-1975.
Simon made a cameo as a Record Producer in the 1977 Woody Allen movie Annie Hall.
After his first Simon and Garfunkel album Wednesday Morning, 3 AM Simon left for England and established himself as a Folk artist. In 1966 he was called back to the US when his song "The Sound of Silence" was released with electric instruments overdubbed over the original acoustics, and hit #1 in the US. Afterward, he created 4 more albums with Garfunkel: The Sounds of Silence, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Bookends and Bridge Over Troubled Water. (thanks, Sara MacKenzie - Middle of Nowhere, FL)
He is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist and as a member of Simon and Garfunkel.
After high school, he studied English literature at Queens College. He wrote and recorded many songs during this time. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
He was very upset by the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. So much so, that he left the country to live in England for a while.
By 2009, he had released 3 times as many solo albums (15) as Simon & Garfunkel albums (5).
Simon got his start in the music industry working for a song publishing company called E.B. Marks, where his job was to sell songs to record companies. When he got frustrated and left the company, he decided to self-publish any songs he wrote - a move that turned out to be very lucrative.
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