Happy Birthday Paul Simon – 70 today

Paul Simon, who is 70 today, will mark 25th anniversary of Graceland album with new tour backed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. 

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Paul is planning a special 'Graceland' tour in 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the most influential albums of the past three decades.

Next year's tour will coincide with the release of a new box set of the album and Simon told Billboard.com that he intends to reunite musicians who toured with him in 1987, among them the South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The album won a Grammy as Record of the Year.

Three months ago, Simon travelled back to South Africa with his band and played with trumpeter Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for a crowd of 300 people. Director Joe Berlinger, whose previous music documentaries include one on Metallica, shot the concert for a film that will be included in a 25th anniversary box set. Berlinger's film is also expected to be submitted to film festivals.

Read the full article here at The Telegraph.

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