Paul Simon Performs ‘The Sound of Silence’ at Ground Zero
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon, a New York native, played an emotional rendition of his classic song, ‘The Sound of Silence,’ at the Twin Towers Memorial Service this morning to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.
“Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk with you again,” he crooned, strumming his acoustic guitar as the crowd — including victims’ relatives and dignitaries — assembled on the Twin Towers site.
Today, of course, is a day to look back on the horrific terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that brought down the Twin Towers a decade ago, claiming the lives of 3,000 innocent citizens.
Later today, President Obama is excepted to make an appearance for a special ceremony.
This wasn’t Paul Simon’s only New York City appearance this year. Earlier this summer, Simon invited former Talking Heads vocalist David Byrne to make a surprise guest appearance at his small theater performance at New York’s Webster Hall.