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Classic Song Of The Week- You Can Call Me Al

Let’s jump into our time machine and go back to 1986 where you can remember this song hit 23 here in the states. We are talking about Paul Simon’s classic “You Can Call Me All” with this week’s Classic Song Of The Week.

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Paul Simon to Feature ‘Graceland’ Musicians at London Festival

As Paul Simon marks the 25th anniversary of his landmark ‘Graceland’ album, he’ll also be part of this summer’s Hard Rock Calling Festival in London’s Hyde Park.

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David Bowie, Paul Simon Percussionist Ralph MacDonald Dies at 67

Percussionist Ralph MacDonald, the hidden force behind platinum selling songs and albums from artists like David Bowie, Paul Simon and Jimmy Buffett, died on Sunday (Dec. 18) at age 67. Known as “the ghost,” MacDonald’s Caribbean style on congas and dozens of other hand drums and music-makers helped make artists big enough to be recognized by first name — Aretha, Luther, Stevie — only get bigger. 

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Paul Simon

Many a musician would give their left arm and any necessary collateral materials to have a career like the one that Paul Simon has enjoyed. He found huge success as one half of Simon & Garfunkel and went

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Paul Simon To Release ‘Songwriter’ Collection

Paul Simon is releasing a 2 disc collection, spanning 50 years of music, of what he believes is his best work. Simon, who believes he is a songwriter first and a recording artist second, won't be heard on every track on the 'Songwriter' collection

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Paul Simon To Tour This Fall

Paul Simon has announced plans to continue touring this fall. 2011 has already been a very busy touring year for Simon,  the most touring the singer has done in quite some time, however Simon plans to play a dozen additional cities this fall with more shows in the works

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New Paul Simon Documentary

A new documentary based on the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon's "Graceland" album will make its debut next year at the Sundance Film Festival. Director Joe Berlinger, who won an Emmy and a Peabody award for his 1996 documentary "Paradise Lost", says the new Simon documentary focuses on Paul's return to Africa:

"It's all about the musicians he hadn't seen in all these years

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Artist Coalition Calls for Grammy Boycott After Several Categories Given the Ax

If you've ever sat through an entire Grammy Awards show, the idea of having a few less categories might not strike you as such a bad idea -- but for some of the artists affected by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' recent decision to whittle down the number of awards, it's a potentially racist affront.

A group of musicians -- including Paul Simon and jazz legend Herbie Hancock -- has banded together to call for a boycott of CBS, which airs the awards ceremony, and is investigating a legal response to the Grammy cutbacks. As artist Bobby Sanabria put it in an interview with the AP, "We will ask people to stop watching CBS, boycott their sponsors and then write them. We’re at a critical juncture."

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Art Garfunkel To Record The Old Hits

Art Garfunkel says he is in good voice as the 40th anniversary of Simon and Garfunkel’s classic album “Bridge Over Troubled Water” approaches. “Bridge” came out in 1970 just before he and Paul Simon parted ways, but Garfunkel still performs some of the duo’s hits on tour, and he is planning to start recording the material again

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John And Simon Present At Rock Hall of Fame

Elton John recently made an album with his longtime idol, Leon Russell. Russell and John are up for a Grammy award for their work on the joint album “The Union.”

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