Paul Simon performs ‘The Sound of Silence’ at Ground Zero
Folk singer Paul Simon remembered the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by singing the song that first propelled the duo Simon & Garfunkel into popularity.
Simon wrote “The Sound of Silence” in 1964, a year after the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The song took on a different meaning at 10:41 a.m. ET Sunday as Simon performed it at Ground Zero.
“Hello darkness, my old friend / I’ve come to talk with you again”
In their first 2001 episode after the 9/11 attacks, Simon had performed “The Boxer” on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Watch this video from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast Sept. 11, 2011.