DNC: Paul Simon performs Bridge Over Troubled Water
Paul Simon made a statement in Philadelphia: #ImWithHer.
The influential singer-songwriter took the Democratic National Convention stage Monday night to sing “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” one of Simon & Garfunkel’s signature songs, in support of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.
The 74-year-old Grammy winner was not joined on stage by his former musical partner Garfunkel, who himself supported Bernie Sanders. The duo agreed to let Sanders’ campaign use their song “America” for an ad, with Garfunkel telling The New York Times that while they disagree on some things, both musicians are “liberals in our inclination.”
Simon’s DNC performance was introduced by comedians Sen. Al Franken and Sarah Silverman, who were forced to stall for time.
“You know Sarah, what I love about us both being here is that we’re like a bridge,” Franken said.
“How do you, figure that, Al?” Silverman asked. “How do you figure we’re a bridge?”
“Well you were for Bernie, I’m for Hillary,” Franken replied. “So we’re like a bridge over troubled —”
Silverman promptly cut him off with a laugh: “Oh good lord.”
See Simon’s performance above.