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The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:14 am

https://www.salon.com/2018/02/05/paul-s ... m-touring/

After his tour this year, he is done.

Very sad for me, I grew up with and still love Simon & Garfunkel as well as Simon's solo work. Some of the songs he wrote are my favorites, such as "the Sounds of Silence" and "Bridge over Troubled Water".

Happy Retirement Paul!
 
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:02 am

Heh!
A lot of us knew that guy had no staying power.

Meanwhile Art Garfunkel soldiers on..............

http://www.box-officetickets.com/E/e-25 ... DxEALw_wcB
 
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:08 am

salttee wrote:
A lot of us knew that guy had no staying power.


No staying power? He is 76 and in the bizz since 1964 or 54 years, before I was born, I think he has had a lot of staying power and he soldiers on in the music he has given the world, long after he will be gone.

Thank you for all the moving songs......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4
Many happy landings, greetings from The Netherlands!
 
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:21 am

salttee wrote:
Heh!
A lot of us knew that guy had no staying power.

Meanwhile Art Garfunkel soldiers on..............

http://www.box-officetickets.com/E/e-25 ... DxEALw_wcB


Or maybe Art didn't make as much money as Paul did?
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:59 am

Dutchy wrote:
salttee wrote:
A lot of us knew that guy had no staying power.


No staying power? He is 76 and in the bizz since 1964 or 54 years, before I was born, ...


Hey Dutchy, don't be so German - he was making a joke!

My contribution to the discussion are these two fine songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpCYmy-0W9w "Cool, Cool River" and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDnOjuPI5t0 "Born at the right Time"

He's - together with Leonard Cohen - my favorite lyricist in the world of music. They should have gotten the Nobel Prize rather than Bob Dylan.
 
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:17 am

BartSimpson wrote:
Hey Dutchy, don't be so German - he was making a joke!


Auch :D
Many happy landings, greetings from The Netherlands!
 
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:41 am

They both leave behind a legacy, not many of us can say that. Enjoyed the music of my youth but everything has its time. The Circle of Life and all that.
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:03 pm

Certainly one of the greats, no question. Who can fault him for going into retirement now that he's well into his 70's? In fact, I think there's a bunch of old rockers who should follow his lead and call it a career. While they were great in their day, their time has passed. I can name a lot of them, most of whom I am a big fan of. Just a few:
Paul McCartney
Robert Plant
The Rolling Stones
The Who (what's left of them)
Bob Dylan
Foreigner
Aerosmith (or teven Tyler solo since the band isn't really a thing right now)
Judas Priest
 
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:49 am

I went to Cher's farewell tour 20 years ago. She's always putting on a farewell tour. Nowadays, every group getting up there, put on these farewell tours, it's just a way of cashing in.
 
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:44 pm

I came to the conclusion about 10 years ago that all the oldies acts are just old.
 
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:29 pm

Elton John also has the ‘goodbye yellow brick road’ tour starting which will also be his last.

Neil Diamond called it a day as well, he cancelled his tour and has finished performing. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
 
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Re: The great Singer/Songwriter Paul Simon is retiring from Music

Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:22 pm

I was at the Central Park concert, a memory for life. Happy Trails to both of them.

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