Paul Simon’s famous 1991 concert in New York’s Central Park. Performed during his “Born at the Right Time” tour, the show features an extensive backing band and songs from throughout his career.
Following his 1981 reunion concert with Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon chases the exotic sounds that first intrigued him as a teenager. He recruits world-class international artists to help make “Graceland” (1986) and “The Rhythm of the Saints” (1990) — and reshape his music at shows that double as percussive dance parties.
In the middle of a boisterous song on a glorious night in New York’s Central Park, Paul Simon sings a verse that references his transformative journey from teenage folkie to musical globe-trotter.
Paul Simon’s 1991-92 “Born at the Right Time” tour, which played Central Park in New York in the summer of ’91, is a landmark event not just for its music, but for its historic amalgamation of international musicians from several continents and dozens of genres.
Paul Simon was in his early 30s when he wrote “Kodachrome,” a song about the pangs of remembering, and he was in his early 70s when he opened a show with it in 2012 at Hyde Park in London.
When a married couple breaks up, the two spouses are not the only ones affected. Everyone who attended their wedding — or might have — is saddened as well. Something similar happens when pop duos and groups split up.
Paul Simon, Song by Song: August 15, 1991 in Central Park, New York