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Paul Simon Serenades Sold Out Crowd At Chastain Park Saturday Night

Singer-songwriter-producer Paul Frederic Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 13, 1941..During his distinguished career,  Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (”Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland”) were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, a recipient of their Johnny Mercer Award and is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song “Mrs. Robinson” from the motion picture “The Graduate” was named in the top ten of The American Film Institute’s 100 Years 100 Songs.

AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 15-photo online gallery. How did you like the concert? What is your favorite Paul Simon or Simon & Garfunkel song(s)?

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(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta Concert  Photography Galleries.)

4 comments Add your comment

Sunshine

May 23rd, 2011
11:21 am

Loved the show. I have been a fan for a long time and had a great time at Chastain. Great pics! Thanks AJC for covering the concert.

martin

May 23rd, 2011
12:19 pm

the concert was awsome, his voice was crystal clear and very melodious. His band has some of the best musicians I have ever heard. The lead Sax. player was outstanding. Paul’s guitar picking was sublime. I’ll remember this concert for a long time, thank you, Martin.

Ed

May 23rd, 2011
1:44 pm

Great performer, horrible venue.

I brought my Mom for her birthday and Paul was great as expected. However, the constant chatter of the concert-goers was as inconsiderate as you’d expect from a Chastain table setup crowd, despite the pleas of the announcements before the show to “keep your conversations during the performance to a minimum.”

I love Paul Simon, but this is the last time I’ll be going to Chastain when they have the table set up.

Chief

May 23rd, 2011
3:01 pm

Great show, crowd wasn’t too bad. I’ll just never understand the desire to eat while an artist plays. We ate beforehand and were set up to just enjoy some drinks during the show. Frankly I’d rather be watching every move the artist makes and enjoy the performance than eat a meal.