The Great Jazz Virtuoso, Art Tatum, Born This Day & Paul Simon, Too. Still Playing After All These Years
His improvisations take him everywhere, but you can trust him absolutely to resolve everything in the end. Here is a rare clip of the master, born this day in 1909, playing "Yesterdays."
Here's Steve Martin's very funny tribute to birthday boy, Paul Simon (72 today. Yikes!), during the 2002 Kennedy Awards. (A little fuzzy but worth it)
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