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Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell arrested for disorderly conduct

The couple are due to appear before a judge today.

Paul Simon in Dublin Airport last Wednesday
Paul Simon in Dublin Airport last Wednesday
Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER PAUL Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, were arrested over the weekend for disorderly conduct at their Connecticut home, police have confirmed today.

Police in New Canaan, Connecticut, said they went to Simon’s home on Saturday night to “investigate a family dispute.”

The 72-year-old Simon and the 48-year-old Brickell were arrested and released. Both are expected to appear before a judge later today.

Simon is a 12-time Grammy winner who shot to stardom as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel, which produced hits like “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Mrs. Robinson.”

The duo broke up in 1971, and Simon embarked on a solo career. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of the duo and as a solo artist.

Brickell, a folk rock singer born in Texas, married Simon in 1992. The couple have three children.

- © AFP, 2014

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