Saturday, April 20, 2024

Paul Simon Says He’s Grown to Love Frank Sinatra Singing “Mrs. Robinson”: “It’s so funny!”


Paul Simon told Stephen Colbert this week that he’s grown to love Frank Sinatra’s version of “Mrs. Robinson.”

“It’s so funny”! Simon tells Colbert. He also says his favorite cover of any of his songs is, of course, Aretha Franklin singing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

The Colbert-Simon interview is below and it’s excellent. I think Paul was promoting the Alex Gibney doc about him called “In Restless Dreams.” It’s in two parts. It’s streaming somewhere. Who knows? Look around for it. Gibney did a great job. I saw it at the Hamptons Film Festival last fall.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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