Paul Simon and Edie Brickell arrested in ‘family dispute’
Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, were both arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct Saturday, April 26, 2014, according to New Canaan police. Photo: Lisa Weir/File Photo, ST
Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, were both arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct Saturday, April 26, 2014, according to aul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, were both arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct Saturday, April 26, 2014, according to New Canaan police.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 06: Actor/Comedian Steve Martin and Edie Brickell perform during The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival on October 6, 2013 in San Rafael, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul Simon and his musician wife, Edie Brickell, were both arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct in connection with a domestic dispute Saturday night, according to New Canaan police.
Police responded to “a location in New Canaan,” according to a press release, at around 8:20 p.m. to investigate a “family dispute.”
Simon and Brickell were released on a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court today.
Simon, 72, a 12-time Grammy winner, started his career with Simon & Garfunkel in 1964.
Brickell, 48, is best known for her 1988 hit “What I Am,” with the band Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians.
The couple married in 1992 and purchased a home in New Canaan in 2002. They have three children together.
No additional information has been released.