Paul Simon Celebrates His Birthday and Performs 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and More on 'SNL': Watch

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Paul Simon has been a Saturday Night Live common for the reason that inception of the late evening commonplace, having hosted the present himself (on its second-ever episode!) and hit the stage because the musical visitor a number of occasions over the course of the 43 years.

Now, shortly following the wrap of his farewell tour in his native Queens, he's returned to SNL to carry out certainly one of his solo hits and a Simon & Garfunkel traditional that introduced a severe case of nostalgia to Studio 8H and viewers tuning in for his birthday efficiency.

The forged and crew of SNL introduced him with a cake to shock Simon when it got here time for everybody to take a bow on the conclusion of the present, as Saturday (Oct. 13) marked the 77th birthday for the troubadour.

Before that, he carried out "Can't Run But" off 1990's The Rhythm of the Saints and an exceptionally transferring rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water," his 1970 ballad, S&G traditional and one of the profitable singles of a profession with lots to select from.

Watch Simon sing by "Can't Run But" and a short clip of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" beneath.