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Paul Simon Turns 70

A look back at the singer’s decades-long career in music

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On the occasion of Paul Simon's 70th birthday, here's a photo journey through his long career, beginning with this shot of him onstage at the Vic Theater in Chicago this past May. He played theaters on this tour, and revived long dormant songs like "The Obvious Child" and "Mother and Child Reunion."

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Paul Simon, Neil Young and inductee Tom Waits attend the 26th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria on March 14th, 2011 in New York City.

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Tracy Morgan, Paul Simon and Chris Rock on stage at Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education at the Beacon Theatre on October 2nd, 2010 in New York City.

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Paul Simon plays a solo set at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert at New York Madison Square Garden. He was later joined by Art Garfunkel. 

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Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon perform together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria January 18th, 1989 in New York City.

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Paul Simon sings the National Anthem before a game during the World Series at Shea Stadium in October 1986 in Flushing, New York.

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Simon and Garfunkel's hugely successful reunion tour touches down in Copenhagen, Denmark in the summer of 1982. 

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Paul Simon performs "Homeward Bound" and "Here Comes the Sun" on Saturday Night Live in November of 1976. 

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David Bowie, Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Yoko Ono and John Lennon at the Grammys in 1975. Simon and Garfunkel released the reunion track "My Little Town" that year. 

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Paul Simon in London in 1965. He was performing there as a solo artist when he learned that a new version of the "Sounds of Silence" was becoming a hit in America. He went back home and reunited with Art Garfunkel. 

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