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By On This Day in NYC's History

HERE’S TO YOU, MRS. ROBINSON

On September 19, 1981: Folk rock icons Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a free benefit concert in Central Park. The concert, which was recorded and released as an iconic live-album, attracted a crowd of over 500,000. The concert was staged to raise money to revitalize and renovate the park. 

JIMMY FALLON

On September 19, 1974: Comedian Jimmy Fallon was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. A cast member on Saturday Night Live for six years, Fallon is currently the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He has also appeared in numerous films, including Taxi, Factory Girl, Almost Famous, and Fever Pitch. 

NILE RODGERS

On September 19, 1952: Nile Rodgers was born in New York City. Rodgers produced countless albums, and also had a music career of his own with the band Chic. Some of the artists he’s produced for include Madonna, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Duran Duran.

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