Paul Simon appeared along with Yo-Yo Ma and James Taylor at Ground Zero today to commemorate the World Trade Center memorial. He sang "The Sound of Silence," a choice that clearly resonated with the audience. 10 years ago, Simon sang "A Bridge Over Troubled Water" during the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" benefit concert. Unlike his performance then, Simon's rendition today sounded less like a production and more like he was speaking to the people around him, who hugged, cried, and gave his words meaning.
Watch Simon's performance of "A Bridge Over Troubled Water" 10 years ago: