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10/14/2011 01:24 pm ET Updated Dec 14, 2011

Paul Simon Birthday: Relive His Best Musical Moments In Honor Of His 70th (VIDEOS)

We may be a day late to Paul Simon's birthday party -- he actually turned 70 years old yesterday -- but that doesn't mean we'd miss the chance to honor the folk-rock icon as he prepares for yet another world tour.

Though Simon is currently touring in support of his latest album, "So Beautiful, or So What," he's due to hit the road yet again next year to mark the 25th anniversary of his Grammy Award-winning masterpiece "Graceland." In addition, his chilling performance of "The Sounds of Silence" at this year's 9/11 anniversary memorials saw him reach yet another poignant height in a stellar career that now spans five decades.

In honor of Simon's 70th, take a look at some of our picks for his best musical moments (including the 9/11 performance) here.

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