Happy Birthday to the legendary Paul Simon, who celebrates his 80th birthday today (October 13th)!!! Although he's retired from touring, Simon had said prior to launching his 2018 farewell trek that he intended to continue to sporadically perform and donate the proceeds to charity — preferably those focused on the environment.
On September 25th, Paul Simon was the surprise guest at Central Park's Great Lawn for the Global Citizen Live Festival. Simon performed in front of 60,000 fans at the legendary field, singing his Simon & Garfunkel classics, “The Boxer,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “The Sound Of Silence.”
In April 2021, Paul Simon sold his publishing rights to Sony Music Publishing, with the company purchasing “the total collection of his catalogue.” No financial details were released regarding the deal.