When ANC leader Oliver Tambo focused the anti-apartheid campaign on the captive Nelson Mandela, he offered musicians a focal point they could rally around – with startling results Gauging the practical effectiveness of a protest song is a far more slippery ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Observer
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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, perhaps best known for his partnership with Art Garfunkel in the duo Simon & Garfunkel. In 2006, Time magazine called him one of the 100 "people who shape our world." As of 2007, he resides in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Paul Simon was born in Newark, New Jersey to Jewish Hungarian parents Bella (b. 1910, d.... Full Article At Wikipedia.org