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Playlist: Paul Simon 70th Birthday Shows

Compiled By: Joyride Media


Celebrate Paul Simon's 70th birthday this fall with the brand-new one hour solo-career-spanning special, a guided tour behind his latest album from earlier in 2011, plus two great hours about the closing years of Simon & Garfunkel.

Produced by Joyride Media / Hosted by Rita Houston (WFUV) - "Paul Simon: Songwriter", "Simon & Garfunkel: Live 1969", "Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge over Troubled Water"

Produced/hosted by Brad Paul - "So Beautiful or So What: A Guided Tour"

Paul Simon: Songwriter

From Joyride Media | 59:00

Archival Paul Simon interviews from various moments of his career are intertwined to show the evolution of his creative process. Hosted by Rita Houston (WFUV).

Paulsimon_songwriter_small Paul Simon has been translating his inner thoughts into songs for over 50 years.  He doesn’t have just one way of writing -- it’s a constantly evolving set of discoveries that include both inspiration -- and a lot of hard work. 

In this hour, Paul Simon is going to tell us about his creative process, and we’ll hear his own favorite hits (Kodachrome, Late in the Evening, Boy in the Bubble) and deeper cuts (Darling Lorraine, Love and Hard Times) from throughout his solo career.


Great to air anything in Fall/Winter 2011 for any Paul Simon 70th birthday features, especially around his upcoming 2011 US tour dates listed below.

Could also be part of multi-hour tributes along with other Paul Simon or Simon & Garfunkel specials on this PRX playlist.  Three other titles include the Joyride Media "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "Live 1969" shows, as well as the "So Beautiful or So What: A Guided Tour" feature on his 2011 album (from another producer but also distributed by Public Media Service).

Podcast edits will also be available soon for station websites.

10/17 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
10/19 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk
10/20 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
10/22 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
10/23 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
10/24 - Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
10/26 - Broomfield, CO - 1stBank Center
10/28 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
10/29 - Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheatre
11/4 - New Orleans, LA - Lakefront Arena
11/5 - Cedar Park, TX - Cedar Park Center
11/6 - Oklahoma City, OK - Civic Center Music Hall
11/8 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland By AMC
11/9 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center Omaha
11/11 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
11/13 - Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
11/15 - St. Louis, MO - Fabulous Fox Theatre
11/16 - Moline, IL - I Wireless Center
11/18 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
11/19 - Columbus, OH - Franklin County Veterans Memorial
11/20 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University
11/22 - Highland Heights, KY - Bank Of Kentucky Center
11/23 - Akron, OH - E.J. Thomas Hall
11/26 - Atlantic City, NJ - Mark G. Etess Arena
11/27 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Hall
11/29 - Richmond, VA - Landmark Theater
12/1 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
12/2 - Duluth, GA - The Arena At Gwinnett Center
12/4 - Orlando, FL - UCF Arena
12/5 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/6 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live


Simon & Garfunkel: Live 1969

From Joyride Media | 59:00

Rare, archival interviews with Simon & Garfunkel, newly released live recordings and exclusive comments from old friends tell the story of a legendary duo on tour, on the verge of their biggest album that would also be their last.


More details will be added soon.

Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

From Joyride Media | 59:00

The story behind the final S&G album “Bridge over Troubled Water” and its classic songs. Includes interview with Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, producer Roy Halee, and more.

Sg_botw_cover_small The story behind the final S&G album “Bridge over Troubled Water” and its classic songs. Includes interview with Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, producer Roy Halee, and more.

Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What: A Guided Tour

From Andy Cahn | 54:44

Paul Simon and producer Phil Ramone go deep inside the making of Simon's new album "So Beautiful or So What." Download audio for full one-hour special or any of the 5 one-two minute isolated interview clips.


This free one-hour program lets you premiere Paul Simon’s new album – So Beautiful or So What before its April 12, 2011 street date.  Includes 7 full album tracks plus exclusive interviews Simon and producer Phil Ramone

Paul Simon gives a personal guided tour of the about his songwriting, experimenting with ambient sounds heard in the music tracks and many of the topics behind the songs on So Beautiful or So What.

Great to pair with the recent Bridge Over Troubled Water or The Troubadours specials.

5 one-two minute isolated Paul Simon soundbytes are also available for your own production needs.