Paul Simon: The Life

This stunningly researched book by Robert Hilburn will satisfy the most disconcerning Paul Simon fan. Filled with insights into his song composition, personal life, and impact on the music world. I loved Elizabeth Taylor’s comment to him during the Kennedy Center Honors. Aretha Franklin was supposed to perform “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” but had to cancel. Alicia Keys performed the song adequately but without the brilliant soulful take Aretha would have brought to the song. Liz whispers to Paul “What do you think when someone fxxks up a version of your song?”

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