Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon's album Graceland. Coupled with the re-release of the platinum-selling album is a new documentary by Joe Berlinger called Under African Skies, which looks at the legacy of the record and the climate in which it was recorded and released. In the spirit of looking back, here are 10 things you may not have known about Graceland:1. The song "Homeless" features Simon singing an a capella composition with the mighty Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
The legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples knows a few things about music and marching. She was a member of The Staple Sisters, whose 1959 debut album was the first gospel album to sell a million copies. A personal friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, she and her family sang at his rallies, and she remains a voice for the civil rights movement.