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AUDIO: Paul Simon (1993)

Tony Scherman, Rock's Backpages Audio, August 1993

Interviewed in his Brill Building office, Simon looks back at his early days as a songwriter and guitar player: the small labels at 1650 Broadway; his dad's band playing at the Roseland ballroom; his R&B and doo wop roots, and the demos he cut with Carole King. He talks about his experience of the Greenwich Village folk scene; his move to England and the influence of English folk; the evolution of his songwriting... and the beauty of Art Garfunkel's voice.


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