Carly Simon

Carly Simon



Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children's author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include "Anticipation" (No. 13), "You Belong To Me" (No. 6), "Coming Around Again" (No. 18), and her four Gold certified singles "Jesse" (No. 11), "Mockingbird" (No. 5, a duet with James Taylor), "You're So Vain" (No. 1), and "Nobody Does It Better" (No. 2) from the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me.

After a brief stint with her sister Lucy Simon as duo group the Simon Sisters, she found great success as a solo artist with her 1971 self-titled debut album Carly Simon, which won her the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and spawned her first Top 10 single "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be". She achieved international fame with her third album No Secrets which sat firmly at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for five weeks and spawned the worldwide hit "You're So Vain", for which she received three Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. With her 1988 hit "Let the River Run," from the film Working Girl, she became the first artist to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song composed and written, as well as performed, entirely by a single artist.[12]

Over the course of her career, Simon amassed 24 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary charting singles, and won two Grammy Awards. AllMusic called her "One of the quintessential singer-songwriters of the '70s".[13] She has a contralto vocal range and cited Odetta as a significant influence .[14] She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994. In 1995 and 1998, respectively, she received the Boston Music Awards Lifetime Achievement and a Berklee College of Music Honorary Doctor of Music Degree.[15] She was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "You're So Vain" in 2004 and awarded the ASCAP Founders Award in 2012.

Simon is the former wife of singer-songwriter James Taylor. They have two children together, Sarah "Sally" Maria Taylor and Benjamin "Ben" Simon Taylor, who are also musicians.



You're So Vain
"You're So Vain" is a song written and performed by Carly Simon and released in November 1972.
Piglet's Big Movie
Piglet's Big Movie is a 2003 American animated musical comedy-drama adventure film produced by DisneyToon Studios and animated by Walt Disney Animation (Japan).
Nobody Does It Better
"Nobody Does It Better" is a song composed by Marvin Hamlisch with lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager.
Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a 2005 American animated film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, featuring characters from A.

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‘The Voice’ season 13 comeback artists: Whitney Fenimore is best, say 40% of readers
  –  November 13, 2017
Karli’s mom raised her on ’70s music, including Carly Simon and Stevie Nicks, which helped inspire the musician Karli is today. After high school, Karli wanted to pursue music full time, so she decided to apply to the University of Southern California.
Iconic David Bowie Collaborator Paul Buckmaster Dead At 71
  –  November 13, 2017
Other highlights of his work include arrangements for Harry Nilsson's "Without You," Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," Bowie's "Space Oddity," and the Stones' "Moonlight Mile" and "Sway." While many associate Buckmaster with his early '70s work, he remained ...
A happy reunion with Mr. Blake
  –  November 12, 2017
That month, KFRC 610 AM radio, the station all the kids listened to, continuously played Carly Simon’s "You're So Vain" and Elton John’s "Crocodile Rock," but I mostly remembered, Mr. Blake's laugh and smile. He was my favorite teacher. His lesson ...
A chance reunion with my 8th-grade science teacher a reminder of the impact of education
  –  November 11, 2017
That month, KFRC 610 AM, the station all the kids listen too, continuously played Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” and Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock.” But I mostly remembered, Mr. Blake’s laugh and smile; he was my favorite teacher.
Taylor Swift Calls Out People Who "Scour Her Lyrics" For Clues, but There's 1 Tiny Problem
  –  November 11, 2017
As if audiences weren't curious to learn that Eric Clapton wrote "Layla" about Pattie Boyd or riveted by Justin Timberlake's Britney Spears clone in the "Cry Me a River" video or spent damn near four decades trying to figure out who Carly Simon thought was ...
Yes, Donald Trump Has Ruined Even More Pop Culture Than You Think
  –  November 11, 2017
George Wendt! Carly Simon!), so five years later, the team behind Bobby Brown’s “On Our Own” decided to see if the supernatural lightning could strike twice. In almost every way, they succeeded; the video removes the action from Parker’s neon sex ...
Happy Woman Lou Bonnevie at Strumms on Nov 15
  –  November 10, 2017
The audiences will be treated with classics from Janis Joplin, Carole King, Carly Simon and Bonnie Tyler spiced up with hits from Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morisette and Lady Gaga. Furthermore, Lou will be jamming with friends Barbie Almalbis, Noel Cabangon ...
Sexual Harassment Then and Now
  –  November 10, 2017
(Cue Carly Simon singing "Nobody Does It Better.") There's a good movie here, and Harvey might have been the man to put it together. Ronan Farrow, the intrepid reporter who broke the Weinstein scandal in The New Yorker, told a television interviewer that ...
Why Taylor Swift's '1989' Is Her Best Album: Critic's Take
  –  November 10, 2017
If Red was the turning point of her career, 1989 is the culmination. "Welcome to New York," the album's opening track, reaches past Taylor's earliest role models (Carly Simon, James Taylor, Shania Twain) to Bruce Springsteen. On 1984's Born in the U.S.A ...
Paul Buckmaster, arranger for Bowie, Elton John and the Rolling Stones, dies at 71
  –  November 10, 2017
He recorded “You’re So Vain” with Carly Simon and teamed up with Miles Davis during the recording of “On the Corner.” When “Space Oddity” first became a regional hit in England, Buckmaster said Bowie’s record company balked at releasing the ...
Paul Buckmaster, Grammy-Winning Arranger on ‘Space Oddity,’ ‘Tiny Dancer’ and More, Dies at 71
  –  November 9, 2017
His majestic arrangements and orchestrations are prominent on David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” Elton John’s “Your Song” and “Tiny Dancer,” Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” the Rolling Stones’ “Moonlight Mile,” Nilsson’s ...
'Finding Your Roots' amid the hard questions of history, identity
  –  November 9, 2017
Take the case of singer/songwriter Carly Simon, for example. Gates and his team worked for more than a year to uncover Simon’s family history for an episode that aired in October, even enlisting Cuban historians to visit the island’s province of ...
Grammy-Award Winning Composer and Conductor Paul Buckmaster Dies At Age 71
  –  November 8, 2017
Buckmaster went on to arrange and conduct for countless iconic artists including Miles Davis, Harry Nilsson, Carly Simon and in recent years Brandi Carlile, Goo Goo Dolls, Idina Menzel, Ben Folds, Kelly Clarkson and Chris Cornell’s final recording “The ...
Famed Elton John Arranger Paul Buckmaster Dies at 71
  –  November 8, 2017
Notable songs featuring Buckmaster's artistry include Elton John's "Tiny Dancer," "Levon" and "Your Song," Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Train's "Drops of Jupiter," and countless others. Buckmaster was 71. Back in 2009 ...
How Overwatch can solve its online toxicity problem
  –  November 7, 2017
Just don't be a dick. Christ. It even takes less effort. Really this post isn't even for you (I'm like Carly Simon. Exactly like Carly Simon). It's for everyone else.
Carly Simon sings at BINA fund-raiser
  –  November 6, 2017
Martha’s Vineyard resident Carly Simon was on the mainland over the weekend, appearing with her son BenTaylor at a fund-raiser for BINA Farm Center, which provides equine therapy programs for people with a range of disabilities. The “You’re So Vain ...
Center Stage: Squad 51
  –  November 6, 2017
Bands they cover play acoustic rock, classic rock, blues and Americana and include James Taylor, Bread, Beatles, Badfinger, John Denver, Jackson Brown, CSN, Monkees, Rod Stewart, Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Carly Simon, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones ...
The Radical Transformation Of U.S. Oil Imports
  –  November 5, 2017
Last week we discussed how flows from Saudi Arabia into the U.S. were about to be surpassed by Iraq for the first time since 1985 (teeing up Back to the Future / Carly Simon / Tears for Fears references). With October closing out, this has now become fact.
Elvis Tanks, Stones Banned, Metallica Settles: This Day In Classic Rock [Videos]
  –  November 3, 2017
James Taylor and Carly Simon were married by a judge in Carly’s Manhattan apartment today in 1972. They announced the marriage to fans at Jame’s show at Radio City Music Hall that night. They would have two children before divorcing 11 years later.
Promising debut for new Choral Arts music director
  –  November 1, 2017
Carly Simon’s Academy Award-winner “Let the River Run,” with a text interpreted by some as welcoming immigrants, also hit the spot. Bach’s cantata BWV 14, dealing with persecution and salvation, sounded a couple rehearsals shy of finesse ...
Top 10 Arts on Audio: 2017.
  –  November 1, 2017
Boys in the Trees. By Carly Simon. Read by the author. 2015. 13.5hr. Macmillan, CD, $39.99 (9781427271952). In her sugar-smooth voice, Simon elevates the print version of her candid memoir as she transports listeners into a world filled with both glamour ...
Larry David is related to Bernie Sanders, Carly Simon is 10 per cent black and Tea Leoni finds biological grandmother, 96, who'd given up her mom for adoption in new TV series ...
  –  October 2, 2017
Carly Simon discovered she is 10 per cent black while taking part on PBS' Finding Your Roots. Prominent Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr's fourth season of the show will feature Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Paul Rudd, Amy Schumer, Garrison ...
Carly Simon takes her love of peonies to a new level
  –  September 5, 2017
Carly Simon says she is to peonies what Holland is to tulips. There are upwards of 400 peonies on her West Tisbury property now, the collection having started with just a few given to her by Island landscape designer Peggy Schwier. “Peggy introduced me ...

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