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Wynton and Paul Simon on CBS This Morning

(CBS News) For 50 years, Paul Simon has been a leader in American pop music. He’s written dozens of classic songs like “The Sound of Silence” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” and “You Can Call Me Al.”

Famed jazz instrumentalist and composer and CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis recently sat down with the 70-year-old Simon – musician-to-musician – to talk about how Simon became one of the most important artists of his generation.

Simon opened up to Marsalis about the roots of his inspiration and how he expresses himself through music now.

“When I was in my 20s and 30s really pretty much what I thought was really good and liked, so did everybody else,” Simon said. “That’s not the case anymore. But I’m past that point in my life, I am only concentrating on what I can make and how I can do this without lying.”

Paul Simon’s First “Hit”

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  1. in heaven there’s gonna be a place where all the great musicians of all time go to talk to each other and try to figure out why music made us like each other no matter how distant our lives or culture and then they’ll jam.

    Mnktbierer on Jul 4th, 2012 at 11:04pm

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…..

    Elianemarchesi on May 31st, 2012 at 1:12am

  3. Awesome Interview!!! Huge fan of BOTH of you!

    Timothy Bodiford on May 30th, 2012 at 3:47pm

  4. Gotta admit, I don’t know much about Paul Simon. I have played “Late in the Evening” on gigs (every trumpeter has)…., but I know that I really enjoy seeing Wynton talk with other musicians about the arts!!!!

    Neil L. King on May 30th, 2012 at 3:00pm