Saturday Night Live & Paul Simon

Saturday Night Live (abbreviated as SNL) is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. 5.0/5

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Today's Music History... 1955 - Carl Perkins recorded the hit "Blue Suede Shoes." 1957 - "The Music Man" opened on Broadway. 1960 - Neil Sedaka’s "Calendar Girl" was released. 1960 - Frank Sinatra recorded his first session with his very own record company, Reprise Records. Frank did "Ring-A-Ding-Ding" and "Let’s Fall in Love." 1974 - Ron Woods joined the Rolling Stones. 1980 - The film "9 to 5," with Dolly Parton, opened. 1987 - Paul Simon the musician, and Paul Simon, the presidential candidate, both host "Saturday Night Live." 1992 - Neil Diamond's "Christmas in Washington" aired on NBC-TV. 1997 - Marty Raybon made his last appearance with country group Shenandoah at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN. 2000 - English singer/songwriter Kirsty Maccoll was killed while vacationing in Mexico at the age of 41. She was sccuba diving with her two sons when she was hit by a speedboat. 2001 - VH1 premiered "Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story." 2001 - *** Clark filed a $10 million lawsuit against Recording A ...
Music History Today Highlights for Wednesday November 20, 2013: 1955...Bo Diddley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show. He was supposed to sing...16 Tons...but instead sang...Bo Diddley and was banned forever from the show. 1961...Bob Dylan begins recording his debut LP over 2 days at Columbia Studios in NYC. 1967...Strawberry Alarm Clock are at on the BB Hot 100 with...Incense and Peppermint. 1973...RIP Singer and Humorist Allan Sherman...10 days before his 49th birthday...had the 1963 BB Hit...Hello Muddah...Hello Fadduh. 1976...Paul Simon hosts Saturday Night Live...opening the show in a turkey outfit singing...Still Crazy After All These Years. Musical guest was George Harrison who sang Homeward Bound and Here Comes The Sun with Paul. (Ed. note...I saw that show live). BIRTHDAYS: 1942...Spirit In The Sky Singer/Songwriter...Norman Greenbaum. 1946...Allman Brothers Guitarist Duane Allman...killed in a motorcycle crash in Macon, GA on 10/29/71. 1947...James Gang...and Eagles member...Joe Walsh...also ...
This Day in Rock History -- Nov 19 1957 – Chicago radio station WCFL bans Elvis Presley’s records from the airwaves and is picketed by the local chapter of the Elvis Artist Pages. Its policy remains in effect. 1965 – Roger Daltrey walks out on a Who performance at London’s Glad Rags Ball after they experience trouble with the P.A 1968 – The Supremes perform at the Royal Variety Show in London, with Queen Elizabeth in attendance. 1971 – B.B. King marks his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London. 1973 – Led Zeppelin begin sessions for their sixth album by recording a demo called “Driving to Kashmir.” The song title would later be shortened to just plain “Kashmir.” The sessions break up when John Paul Jones threatens to leave the band to become a choirmaster. 1976 – George Harrison and Paul Simon are taped for a sketch on Saturday Night Live. 1979 – Chuck Berry is released from Lompoc Prison, Calif., after serving a sentence for income tax evasion. 1983--Quie ...
Musician Art Garfunkel turns 72 on Nov. 5. To celebrate, we're looking back at his classic "Saturday Night Live" cameo, where he runs into his old friend Paul Simon. Or so he thinks. Though Simon has a knack for remembering the most random of fans, he just can't seem to place this familiar face. Enj...
I thought that Saturday Night Live was very good last night. There aren't many who can be an exceptional host and a great musical act. Only Justin Timberlake and Paul Simon come to mind. I'm just sayin'.
Paul Simon , Accidental Freedom Fighter ! Sometimes not being to sleep has it's rewards. Last night I watched the PBS documentary "Paul Simons Graceland Journey". I followed Paul's fascination with South African music and his determination to go to South Africa in defiance of a UN resolution that banned performers from entering SA . It covered his discovery of Ladysmith Black Mambazo and their music. Despite opposition from the United Nations and the ANC Paul was able to bring this group together to create a work of music that stands even today. More than that he brought awareness of the terrible issue of Apartheid to the world outside of South Africa and helped to bring about the end of this discrimination. I remember clearly the Saturday Night Live episode when they debuted this new song "Diamonds on the soles offer shoes" If you are of my age and have not listens to Graceland in years ,you should.And if you're younger and never heard it ,you are doing yourself an injustice..Spend an hour and enjoy . .. ...
You probably saw this sketch the other evening on Saturday Night Live. I didn’t think it was that great, nor was what I saw of the rest of the episode…but I confess. I have a cheap thrill for Surprise Walk-Ons. I love that whoop! that you get from a live audience when an unanticipated celeb makes an...
Saturday Night Live nailed it with Justin Timberlake hosting - "5 Timer's Club" had Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Candace Bergen and Alec Baldwin. Then Martin/Aykroyd pulled out Festrunk Brothers and JT/Samberg did *** In A Box guys. Yes, the show can still be funny
Justin Timberlake hosted 'Saturday Night Live' for the fifth time this weekend, and he didn't disappoint. Check out four skits from a star-studded evening on 'SNL'.
Hoh my God, I'm dying from laughing right now! I just watched the last Saturday Night Live hosted by Justin Timberlake! Every single skit was awesome, the music was awesome, and what was even more awesome was all the "old time" celebrities and the flash back characters they did! HILARIOUS! If you have Hulu+ just drop everything you're doing right now and watch it! I can't breathe omg. WOW!
Was this weeked's "Saturday Night Live" as awesome as I'm hearing? Should those of us who missed it seek it out (on demand or online) and watch?
Saturday Night Live was So good last night! Host and entertainment guest Justin Timberlake, was very funny, he was joined by the likes of: Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Candice Bergen, to name just a few, and put on a show! with Jay Z. Giving you a taste of what their concert will be like this summer.
Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, and here comes Paul Simon and Steve Martin. Might be a good one for a change.
In 1976 Paul Simon and George Harrison performed "Homeward Bound" on Saturday Night Live. This clip and more are included on the DVD Paul Simon & Friends. Wa...
Kickin it old school on this Sat night. I bought seasons 1of Saturday Night Live. Kind of sad that on the first episode both musical guest (Janis Ian & Billy Preston), host (George Carlin), John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Andy Kaufman have all passed on. Makes you feel kind of old. Second episode has Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle, I forgot how much I love their music. I think I'll be downloading some tunes later. The only thing missing from my Sat night that I used to be doing is babysitting which won't be happening.
Watching the first season of NBC's Saturday Night (renamed 2 years later as Saturday Night Live). The 1st show was hosted by George Carlin with musical guests Billy Preston and Janis Ian. You had John Belishi, Chevy Chase, Any Kaufman, Valri Bromfield, Dan Aykroyd, Al Franken and Richard Belzer in that episode. The 2nd show was hosted by Paul Simon and had musical guests of Randy Newman, Phoebe Snow and Art Garfunkel (for a Simon/Garfunkel reunion). It also had Connie Hawkins, Marv Albert and Bill Bradley in addition to the regular cast. The 3rd show was hosted by Rob Reiner and his then-wife Penny Marshall and had no musical guest because Reiner requested that John Belushi do his impersonation of Joe Cocker while performing "With a Little Help from My Friends" (which originated during Belushi's stint in National Lampoon's Lemmings) in lieu of a musical guest. No wonder the show caught on and took off. Today's show pales in comparison to the first ten years of the show though.
Catching up with the first season of Saturday Night Live on Netflix. Feels very different to someone raised during the Dana Carvey/Phil Hartman years. Much looser and less driven by sketch comedy, and more of a free-form variety show. Just the first two episodes illustrate how different it was- in episode 1 George Carlin hosted but only appeared in stand-up bits and not in sketches, while the second episode practically dispensed with sketch comedy altogether, as Paul Simon performed some solo songs, brought out Randy Newman and Phoebe Snow, and reunited with old pal Art Garfunkel for four (count 'em, FOUR) songs. A far cry from the laugh machine formula that's dominated the last three decades. And while sometimes that formula has produced magical results, something has been lost since those original days. For me, it's the hip Manhattan vibe of the show, the feeling that this was the coolest club in the city and the entire viewing audience somehow got an invite. Sometimes Albert Brooks would show his zany ...
I've been watching "Saturday Night Live" the complete first season DVDs while riding my exercise bike in the morning...I never saw some of these shows...hosts Raquel Welch! Madeline Kahn! Some awesome musical guests, Paul Simon, Bill Withers...all from the first season in 1976. John Belushi as Henry Kissinger LOL
The movie "Innocence of Muslims" was like Martin Scorcece's "Last Tempation of Christ" mixed with his "Cape Fear" in which his deranged Robert De Niro was a born again Christian serial killer mixed with two Saturday Night Live skits-Paul Simon's "Happy B-day Jesus" and SNL's Tim Tebow meets Jesus-but I am waiting for the police to arrest Martin Scorcece and the SNL crew- talk about "deliberately offensive."
Paul Simon and the Ladysmith Black Mambazo group preforming on Saturday Night Live (1986)
Actual shivers at Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo footage from Saturday Night Live. Electrifying stuff at the time.
"A revolution in taste" when Paul Simon appeared on Saturday Night Live, May 10, 1986 with Ladsmith Black Mambazo
getting the impression Stealing Sheep would've been a shoo in for a gig on Saturday Night Live at Paul Simon's request in the 70s,
Music News: Dave Grohl Makes His 11th Appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' Tonight: Paul Simon as the most freque...
On this day in 1975, "Saturday Night Live" is broadcast for the first time , with George Carlin as Guest Host. The show really takes off the following week, when it's highlighted by the reunion of host Paul Simon with his former partner, Art Garfunkel.
In 1986, Graceland sold 14 million copies worldwide and garnered both the Album and Song of the Year Grammy in 1987. Simon and the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed on Saturday Night Live and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. It generated three hit singles and it kept Paul Simon ...
Paul Simon performed Rewrite and So Beautiful or So What on Saturday Night Live as well as appearing in the What Up With That? sketch. Both songs are
Paul Simon on Friend and S.N.L. Creator Lorne Michaels: In his decades at the helm of Saturday Night Live, Lorne...
A GREAT find on Netflix: Second episode (October 1975) of "Saturday Night Live". Paul Simon was the host and his music dominated the show. Art Garfunkel made an appearance to showcase the breathtaking 2 part harmony of Simon & Garfunkel. Highly recommend this episode !
Probably the best live version of this song. Paul Simon & Ladysmith Black Mambazo performing "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" on Saturday Night Live, May...
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