The couple's minor disagreement got them arrested this week.
Grammy winner Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell have been going through some marital trouble lately. The two appeared in court on Monday to face domestic violence charges stemming from a dispute at their New Canaan home Saturday night. At the time, the two insisted that the fight was an isolated incident and that a protective order was not needed. In fact Brickell, a 47-year-old recording artist claimed that she had started the fight.
At 72, Paul Simon doesn't seem to have any trouble expressing himself.
“I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband,” Edie Brickell said in a statement via the New York Daily News. “The police called it disorderly. Thank God it’s orderly now.”
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Paul Simon has been arrested in Connecticut.
Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon has been arrested following an incident with his wife Edie Brickell at their home in New Canaan Connecticut. The 72-year-old and his wife - from the band New Bohemians - were both taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct after a heated domestic dispute.
Paul Simon Performing at Hard Rock Calling'
According to NC Advertiser, police were called to the couple's house around 8pm on Sunday (April 27, 2014) though it's unclear why the two were fighting. Simon and Edie have been married for 22 years and have three children together.
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'Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together' will kick off in February.
Paul Simon and Sting are to go on a joint tour together early next year throughout North America, it has emerged. Eighteen live dates are scheduled from the 8th February 2014 through to the 16th March with additional dates expected to be announced, reports the NY Post.
Sting Will Soon Embark On A Tour With Paul Simon.
The tour announcement may have come as a surprise to fans of either of the artists but it appears that the pair have been close friends for some time: since they lived in the same New York apartment block years ago. The two artists appeared together in May when they performed acoustic versions of 'The Boxer' and 'Field of Gold' at a benefit for the Robin Hood Foundation. The 72 year-old Simon and Garfunkel singer spoke of that set: "After we finished it we both looked at each other and said: 'Wow. That's pretty interesting.'"
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Muscle Shoals tells the story of the 'singing river' and its apparent influence of the seminal music recorded nearby.
Located along the Tennessee River is Muscle Shoals - a small town in Alabama and an unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and interesting music. Under the influence of "the singing river" as the Native Americans called it, Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important songs of all time.
Etta James Recording At Muscle Shoals Studio
At the heart of the Muscle Shoals sound is Rick Hall - sounds like a wrestler, actually the founder of FAME studios, home of house band The Swampers.
During an interview on the 'Today' programme, Mick Jagger revealed he thought about becoming a teacher, a journalist and a politician before 'The Rolling Stones' were formed.
Mick Jagger considered being a teacher, a politician and a journalist. 'Start Me Up' singer revealed his early career plans during a televised interview. Speaking on the Today programme, The Rolling Stones singer said a career as "a schoolteacher would have been very gratifying". Had the singer gone on to be a teacher he would have kept his families' tradition as both his father and grandfather were teachers.
Mick Jagger in New York, 2011
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Paul Simon - Paul Simon, Sunday 15th July 2012 performs the album 'Graceland' live at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park - Day 3
In 1985, Simon quietly travelled to South Africa to record tracks for his next album, invited by local musicians. But he and was shocked by racial tension he saw between blacks and whites there, and afterwards was caught off-guard by criticism from anti-Apartheid leaders who said his visit violated the boycott.
Simon argued that he wanted to avoid politics and collaborate with fellow musicians. For them, working with a world-class artist was a chance in a million. And Ladysmith Black Mambazo leader Shabalala says Simon was the first white man he'd ever hugged.
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"It was the perfect storm." Whoopi Goldberg's description of Paul Simon's 'Graceland' may be a fondly remembered and heartfelt one but the history of Simon's seminal album was so much more complex than this suggests. There most certainly was a storm, but it was far from perfect, for anyone involved. Like a tornado, 'Graceland' began to gather the debris of political and racial tensions, both in South Africa (under apartheid rule at the time) and in Paul Simon's home of the USA, until eventually, the album was at the eye of the storm.
Continue reading: Paul Simon, Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition Album Review
There is a hidden danger when a new album is released by a long serving musician. Will they stick to their values and success, or will they try and keep up with the times, introducing guest stars/rappers and mess it all up? Ahem, Lionel Ritchie!
Continue reading: Paul Simon, So Beautiful Or So What Album Review
Where do you start with a musician like Paul Simon? Paul is one of the greatest American singer-songwriters of all time. Simon has won 13 Grammy awards including the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and is included on Time Magazine's list of "100 People Who Shaped the World".
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Shot in 1969 at an outdoor concert that precluded Woodstock, the film defies the stereotype of the general population at the time. Sure, some have painted their faces and smoke joints, but D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room, Moon Over Broadway) surprisingly chooses to show a broad spectrum of the audience. No matter who is watching, it all comes back to the talented musicians that stir your soul.
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Date of birth
13th October, 1941