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Paul Simon:Paul Simon 9/11 Performance (Video)

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Paul Simon wows at World Trade Center 9/11 memorial ceremony.

The famous singer performed his famous The Sound of Silence on the tenth anniversary of September 11 attacks at Ground Zero in New York.

Simon with guitar in hand, moved the crowd with his performance and brought tears to the attendee’s eyes—According to People,“Tears flowed among the crowd of victims’ relatives and dignitaries gathered as Simon sang the Simon & Garfunkel hit.”

According to Associated Press, he was joined by Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and singer James Taylor , Brooklyn Youth Chorus, bagpipers from the fire department, police department and the port authority among those participating in the September 11 anniversary commemoration at the World Trade Center site.

The ceremony honored the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001, when a series of coordinated suicide attacks were carried out in New York City, Washington, D.C. and a botched airplane attack that went down in Pennsylvania.

A video of Simon’s moving performance went viral through YouTube with the caption reading, “Paul Simon, America’s Folk Soul, offers a deeply moving and atmospheric rendering of his signature tune “Sound of Silence,” on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 outrage on New York City and the Twin Towers where over 3000 souls were lost. This Live performance was delivered from Ground Zero.”

Simon, 69, is most famous for his part in the duo Simon & Garfunkel, with musical partner Art Garfunkel. The two created hits that not only included “The Sound of Silence” but also “Mrs. Robinson” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The two later split and Simon pursued a solo career that proved to be successful. During his career, he earned 13 Grammys, became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was selected as one of the 100 People Who Shaped The World by Time Magazine.

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