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 was formerly married to 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 (stylized as Piglet's BIG Movie) is a 2003 American animated musical film released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 21, 2003.
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 musical adventure film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, featuring characters from A.

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Annapolis Rising: Buckley announces festival celebrating musical history at St. John's
  –  January 25, 2018
Artists he signed included The Doors, Harry Chapin, Judy Collins, Queen, Tracy Chapman, Bjork and Carly Simon. After merging with and then revived by Atlantic Records, Elektra is host to alternative and indie/pop artists such as Brandie Carlile ...
17 Valentine's Day Activities for the Anti-Valentine's Day Couple
  –  January 24, 2018
Even though Spotify already has one, make your own unique version with popular tunes like "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon and "Anti Love Song" by Betty Davis. 10. Host an Anti-Valentine's Day party. If your friend circle also rejects Valentine's Day ...
Tommy Mottola And His Plans To Do For Latino-Focused TV What He's Done For Latin Music
  –  January 24, 2018
Among his most famous musical protégés are Hall and Oates, Carly Simon, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez. During his 15-year tenure at Sony Music Entertainment, Mottola built the company up from a business with revenues of ...
Listen to Marilyn Manson Cover Lost Boys Song Cry Little Sister
  –  January 23, 2018
He also had chart-topping hits with covers of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love," AC/DC's "Highway to Hell," for the Detroit Rock City soundtrack, The Doors' "Five To One," John Lennon's "Working Class Hero," Madonna's "Justify My Love," Carly Simon's "You're So ...
Jason Isbell, John Prine highlight 41st Ann Arbor Folk Festival
  –  January 22, 2018
Hall, the Everly Brothers, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Norah Jones, George Strait and Miranda Lambert. With a career spanning more than 45 years, Prine has collaborated with artists like Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris. Bringing back ...
Spotify, Pandora Face Legal Headwinds
  –  January 22, 2018
On Jan. 12, Carly Simon, Carole King, Melissa Etheridge, the Isley Brothers and others urged California’s highest court to side with members of the 1960s band The Turtles in their copyright dispute with music streaming service Pandora Music Inc over ...
Farewell Bobbi Baker Burrows: death of a mythical picture editor
  –  January 22, 2018
And she socialized with a wide circle of famous friends on Martha’s Vineyard, a group that, over the years, would include writers David McCullough, Art Buchwald, and Bill Styron; musician Carly Simon; editors Eleanor and Ralph Graves; TV personalities ...
These Vancouver DJs Are Breaking Up the Boy's Club Party Scene
  –  January 19, 2018
There’s no eye rolling nor dancefloor exodus as the recognizable first few deep bass notes of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” play at Dame, an all women and non-binary DJ event held at Vancouver’s Red Gate Art Society. By the time the chorus ...
To vinyl or not to vinyl? This musical conundrum has me in a spin and I’m torn between nostalgia and collecting more 'stuff'
  –  January 19, 2018
I was there to discuss Taylor's latest album, on which the tour was based, and the publicist had gone to great lengths to warn me off one topic: his ex-wife, Carly Simon. He was perfectly polite and very informative about his latest work, but I could tell ...
Clive Davis Grammy Party: The Invitation Is Here, the Guest List is Forming for the Hottest Ticket in Town
  –  January 19, 2018
But imagine the pool of A list talent in New York who could show up– Sting, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Valerie Simpson… the names boggle the mind. So hang on. Grammy Week already looks like it’s going to be crazy great with events for the Billboard ...
You’re so vain — I bet you think investing’s about you
  –  January 18, 2018
If you’ve listened to the radio anytime after 1972, you’ve surely heard Carly Simon’s megahit “You’re So Vain.” The song dresses down a former lover for his egocentricity, always checking himself in the mirror and soaking up the admiration of ...
Hit-maker Richard Perry sells the Beverly Hills home he shared with Jane Fonda
  –  January 18, 2018
He has produced hit albums and singles for such artists as Rod Stewart, Carly Simon and the Pointer Sisters. Jade Mills and Valerie Fitzgerald of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage were the listing agents. Jonathan Nash and Stephen Resnick of Hilton ...
Emily Anderson; Making Her Rounds
  –  January 18, 2018
My Dad bought me a ukulele on the trip and I learned, ‘I'll Follow You Into the Dark’ by Death Cab, and ‘You're so Vain’ by Carly Simon.” She added, “I was hooked. I loved learning an instrument by ear and discovering it like it was some ...
Could Johnny Depp Join Marilyn Manson’s Band?
  –  January 17, 2018
Thompson said he was the only person he was afraid of that could take him down.” The pair would also later collaborate on a cover version of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," with Depp playing drums and guitar on the song. Twiggy Ramirez had been playing ...
Big-name musicians line up against Pandora in Turtles copyright fight
  –  January 16, 2018
Carly Simon, Carole King, Melissa Etheridge, the Isley Brothers and other stars on Friday urged California’s highest court to side with members of the 1960s band The Turtles in their copyright dispute with music streaming service Pandora Music Inc over ...
15 Songs To Help You Get Over a Break Up
  –  January 15, 2018
Once you've heard this, there's nothing you can't do! 9. "You're So Vain" - Carly Simon For those of you out there experiencing one of the worst kind of breakups, one with a completely arrogant human being, this is your track! It's snide and vindictive ...
Ex-Whaler Larrieux, a proud native of Haiti, stunned by the president's narrative
  –  January 12, 2018
And what would that make the people living there? You're quite a guy, Mr. President. Don't ever change. There's way too much remaining ignorance out there for you to prey on. And as Carly Simon once noted rather famously: Nobody does it better.
San Juan Mayor Says Trump Made Hurricane Maria Recovery About Himself
  –  January 11, 2018
“President Trump insulted the Puerto Rican people over and over and over. You know that Carly Simon song, ‘You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you’? He probably thought that Maria was about him.” “But it wasn’t about ...
Junior high science class creates meteorologist
  –  December 30, 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. His lesson ...

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