From one legend to another. Paul Simon doffed his cap to George Harrison last night (September 23rd) as the second performer of Conan O’Brien’s week-long tribute to the late Beatles star’s musical career. His performance of the classic ‘Abbey Road‘ track ‘Here Comes The Sun‘ can be seen below.
Legendary songwriter Paul Simon has been awarded with this year’s Polar Music Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
And so to the third and final part of Live4ever’s 2011 retrospective. A year packed with some genuinely outstanding releases, 2011 has enjoyed some of the most unanimously acclaimed records of recent years; PJ Harvey has won seemingly every award up for grabs thanks to ‘Let England Shake’, Kate Bush has wowed everyone with her first record of the decade, while the likes of The Boxer Rebellion, FIGO and The Minutes have come to the party with equally impressive, under-the-radar efforts just as deserving of your precious time and attention.
To celebrate another year of great music, the Live4ever Ezine is offering two readers the opportunity to win a pair of Boom earphones; a prize packed with both style and sound quality. So to be in with a chance of winning, when you’ve been through the pick of the LPs which have been taking up our space throughout the year, leave a comment below telling us your own Top 5 Albums of 2011 to be automatically entered into our giveaway. Good luck!
2012 will mark the 25th anniversary of the touring duties for the landmark LP, which is also set to be re-released on new ‘box-set’ and ‘legacy’ editions next year.
Summer’s here and up and down the UK and beyond bands are hauling themselves through rain, mud, occasional sunshine and irritating TV presenters as another festival season gets in full swing. So with 2011 already careering towards July, it seems like a good time to sit back, take stock of the first six months of the year, and sort through the best of what has been hogging the speakers at Live4ever so far. Is rock n roll music currently in a state of stagnation? Hmm, let’s just say, judge for yourself…
Is your favourite album so far not included? Why not leave us a comment below to recommend your own stand-outs from the first part of 2011.
Following high profile tour dates last week, Take That‘s recent album ‘Progress‘ has climbed ten places to displace Arctic Monkeys‘ ‘Suck It and See‘, which drops to #4. Elsewhere, Adele‘s ‘21‘ continues going strong at no.2, while Seasick Steve and Foo Fighters both drop places; to #9 and #12 respectively.
Paul Simon‘s new album ‘So Beautiful Or So What‘ debuts at number 6, read Live4ever’s review here.
The 1,500 strong crowd at New York’s Webster Hall were treated to a special duet from two living legends last night (June 7th) when former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne joined Paul Simon on stage for rousing renditions of ‘You Can Call Me Al‘ and Talking Heads’ classic 1986 single ‘Road To Nowhere‘.
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