An audible sadness passed through the crowd before Simon finished performing the Simon & Garfunkel song
Simon was performing at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California, stopped near the end of one of his final songs to say: “I’m sorry to tell you this way, but Muhammad Ali has passed away.”
An audible sadness passed through the crowd before Simon finished performing the Simon & Garfunkel song.
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According to a concert review in the San Jose Mercury News, a hush fell over the audience following the news – making Simon’s final song of the night, “The Sound of Silence,” “seem all that more poignant.”
Ali died Friday at age 74 after spending his final days in a hospital being treated for respiratory trouble.