Paul Simon

Issue 1565

Paul Simon

Paul Simon has written some of the greatest and most enduring songs of the 20th century: The Sound Of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Boxer, Homeward Bound, America. It is a long list. Simon went it alone in 1970 and released a string of albums of sophisticated pop with an attuned focus on lyrical detail and an ever-expanding sonic palette.

On the eve of the release of Simon’s 15th solo studio album, Seven Psalms, he joins one of the globe’s most significant poets, Paul Muldoon in a conversation hosted by The Big Issue. It’s a deep, inspiring and revealing chat that covers life’s big questions, the addiction of creativity and also Paul Simon talking for the first time about losing his hearing.

Also inside

  • TV treasure Suranne Jones reveals she was bullied at school and turned to acting to give her confidence
  • Man City legend turned league winning Burnley manager Vincent Kompany talks about tackling homelessness in Manchester and beyond
  • Aysen Dennis used to live in a block of flats home to hundreds of familes, now she’s one of the only people left, staging a one-woman protest against gentrification
  • In 2016, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake put sanctions and foodbanks centre stage. Thank goodness all these problems have been solved since then. Oh wait… The film’s star Dave Johns explains as he adapts the story for stage, why it’s more relevant than ever
  • Euphoria and The White Lotus star Sydney Sweeney says she got a real reality check making a film about the whistleblower that alerted the world to Russian interference in the US election
  • And our vendor Sam in Shaftesbury says lots of his customers ask about his life – through his My Pitch interview the rest of our readers can learn more about him too!

Plus much more!

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