History Music / CarlySimon

4th Dec '15 7:46:51 AM Pren
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* FridgeBrilliance: For decades, "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you" seemed like a self-demonstrating piece of entrapment. But with her reveal in 2015 that she's actually talking about three different men, it makes perfect sense: she's saying each of them thinks the ''entire'' song is about him.
4th Dec '15 7:46:27 AM Pren
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* FridgeBrilliance: For decades, "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you" seemed like a self-demonstrating piece of entrapment. But with her reveal in 2015 that she's actually talking about three different men, it makes perfect sense: she's saying each of them thinks the ''entire'' song is about him.
18th Nov '15 1:08:21 PM jameygamer
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* GenreBusting: her songs are all over the map, with elements of rock, pop, easy listening, and soul in various ratios.
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* GenreBusting: her Her songs are all over the map, with elements of rock, pop, easy listening, and soul in various ratios.
18th Nov '15 10:54:47 AM Pren
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By far Simon's most famous song is "You're So Vain", a bouncily sarcastic hit about an egotistical male friend with a penchant for homewrecking and globetrotting hedonism; [[WMG/YoureSoVainTheories speculation has been rampant for four decades]] about who it's about, but Simon has only publicly revealed three letters of the man's name: A, R, and E. She has told a few people, including TV exec Dick Ebersol and HowardStern, but to everyone else, there has been a long list of speculated men, including Mick J'''a'''gg'''er''' (who sang backup on the song), W'''ar'''r'''e'''n Beatty,[[note]]Fair enough. On Nov. 18 2015 she admitted the second verse is about him "but he thinks it's the whole song!"[[/note]] guitar builder D'''a'''ni'''e'''l A'''r'''mstrong, and record exec D'''a'''vid Law'''r'''ence G'''e'''ffen [[note]]Geffen has been openly gay for a very long time, but the rumor is that Simon was jealous of his professional favoritism towards his friend Joni Mitchell.[[/note]]. Simon has openly said it is not about her ex-husband J'''a'''m'''e'''s Taylo'''r''', but did once joke about it being about D'''e'''ep Th'''r'''o'''a'''t (aka W. M'''ar'''k F'''e'''lt). [[note]]She apparently got the idea for the apricot scarf from NickNolte, who has only two of the required letters -- Nichol'''a'''s Nolt'''e'''.[[/note]]
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By far Simon's most famous song is "You're So Vain", a bouncily sarcastic hit about an egotistical male friend with a penchant for homewrecking and globetrotting hedonism; [[WMG/YoureSoVainTheories speculation has been rampant for four decades]] about who it's about, but Simon has only publicly revealed three letters of the man's name: A, R, and E. She has told a few people, including TV exec Dick Ebersol and HowardStern, but to everyone else, there has been a long list of speculated men, including Mick J'''a'''gg'''er''' (who sang backup on the song), W'''ar'''r'''e'''n Beatty,[[note]]Fair enough. On Nov. 18 2015 she admitted the second verse is about him "but he thinks it's the whole song!"[[/note]] guitar builder D'''a'''ni'''e'''l A'''r'''mstrong, and record exec D'''a'''vid Law'''r'''ence G'''e'''ffen [[note]]Geffen has been openly gay for a very long time, but the rumor is that Simon was jealous of his professional favoritism towards his friend Joni Mitchell.[[/note]]. Simon has openly said it is not about her ex-husband J'''a'''m'''e'''s Taylo'''r''', but did once joke about it being about D'''e'''ep Th'''r'''o'''a'''t (aka W. M'''ar'''k F'''e'''lt). [[note]]She apparently got the idea for the apricot scarf from NickNolte, who has only two of the required letters -- Nichol'''a'''s Nolt'''e'''.[[/note]] [[/note]] In 2015 she finally revealed that each of the three verses is actually about a different man, and the second one is Beatty, but she still intends to take the identities of the other two to her grave.
18th Nov '15 9:20:13 AM wittylibrarian
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By far Simon's most famous song is "You're So Vain", a bouncily sarcastic hit about an egotistical male friend with a penchant for homewrecking and globetrotting hedonism; [[WMG/YoureSoVainTheories speculation has been rampant for four decades]] about who it's about, but Simon has only publicly revealed three letters of the man's name: A, R, and E. She has told a few people, including TV exec Dick Ebersol and HowardStern, but to everyone else, there has been a long list of speculated men, including Mick J'''a'''gg'''er''' (who sang backup on the song), W'''ar'''r'''e'''n Beatty,[[note]]Fair enough.[[/note]] guitar builder D'''a'''ni'''e'''l A'''r'''mstrong, and record exec D'''a'''vid Law'''r'''ence G'''e'''ffen [[note]]Geffen has been openly gay for a very long time, but the rumor is that Simon was jealous of his professional favoritism towards his friend Joni Mitchell.[[/note]]. Simon has openly said it is not about her ex-husband J'''a'''m'''e'''s Taylo'''r''', but did once joke about it being about D'''e'''ep Th'''r'''o'''a'''t (aka W. M'''ar'''k F'''e'''lt). [[note]]She apparently got the idea for the apricot scarf from NickNolte, who has only two of the required letters -- Nichol'''a'''s Nolt'''e'''.[[/note]]
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By far Simon's most famous song is "You're So Vain", a bouncily sarcastic hit about an egotistical male friend with a penchant for homewrecking and globetrotting hedonism; [[WMG/YoureSoVainTheories speculation has been rampant for four decades]] about who it's about, but Simon has only publicly revealed three letters of the man's name: A, R, and E. She has told a few people, including TV exec Dick Ebersol and HowardStern, but to everyone else, there has been a long list of speculated men, including Mick J'''a'''gg'''er''' (who sang backup on the song), W'''ar'''r'''e'''n Beatty,[[note]]Fair enough.[[/note]] On Nov. 18 2015 she admitted the second verse is about him "but he thinks it's the whole song!"[[/note]] guitar builder D'''a'''ni'''e'''l A'''r'''mstrong, and record exec D'''a'''vid Law'''r'''ence G'''e'''ffen [[note]]Geffen has been openly gay for a very long time, but the rumor is that Simon was jealous of his professional favoritism towards his friend Joni Mitchell.[[/note]]. Simon has openly said it is not about her ex-husband J'''a'''m'''e'''s Taylo'''r''', but did once joke about it being about D'''e'''ep Th'''r'''o'''a'''t (aka W. M'''ar'''k F'''e'''lt). [[note]]She apparently got the idea for the apricot scarf from NickNolte, who has only two of the required letters -- Nichol'''a'''s Nolt'''e'''.[[/note]]

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By far Simon's most famous * TheReveal: She's only given up clues about who the song is "You're So Vain", a bouncily sarcastic hit about an egotistical male friend with a penchant for homewrecking and globetrotting hedonism; [[WMG/YoureSoVainTheories speculation has been rampant for four decades]] about who it's about, but Simon has only publicly Vain" is about. [[spoiler:On November 18 2015 [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/11/18/carly-simon-youre-so-vain-verse-warren-beatty she revealed three letters of the man's name: A, R, and E. She has told a few people, including TV exec Dick Ebersol and HowardStern, but to everyone else, there has been a long list of speculated men, including Mick J'''a'''gg'''er''' (who sang backup on the song), W'''ar'''r'''e'''n Beatty,[[note]]Fair enough.[[/note]] guitar builder D'''a'''ni'''e'''l A'''r'''mstrong, and record exec D'''a'''vid Law'''r'''ence G'''e'''ffen [[note]]Geffen has been openly gay for a very long time, but the rumor second verse]] is that Simon was jealous of his professional favoritism towards his friend Joni Mitchell.[[/note]]. Simon has openly said it is not about her ex-husband J'''a'''m'''e'''s Taylo'''r''', but did once joke WarrenBeatty, meaning [[CompositeCharacter the other verses are about it being about D'''e'''ep Th'''r'''o'''a'''t (aka W. M'''ar'''k F'''e'''lt). [[note]]She apparently got the idea for the apricot scarf from NickNolte, who has only two of the required letters -- Nichol'''a'''s Nolt'''e'''.[[/note]] other men]] as well.]]
5th Aug '15 11:52:47 PM Mdumas43073
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* UnstoppableMailman: In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, the United States Post Office [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe_bIf0rbE4 released a commercial]] featuring Simon's song "Let the River Run" that reassured the nation that, despite everything that had happened, the people of the United States could still count on them. It's actually pretty heartwarming.
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* UnstoppableMailman: In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, the United States Post Office Postal Service [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe_bIf0rbE4 released a commercial]] featuring Simon's song "Let the River Run" that reassured the nation that, despite everything that had happened, the people of the United States could still count on them. It's actually pretty heartwarming.
4th Feb '15 4:14:18 PM Quag15
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** Was on the receiving end of one from ex-husband JamesTaylor. Se gave him an ultimatum: cut back on his recording and touring to spend more time with her and the kids, or their marriage is over. The title of Taylor's next album? ''Dad Loves His Work''. They were divorced soon after.
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** Was on the receiving end of one from ex-husband JamesTaylor. Se She gave him an ultimatum: cut back on his recording and touring to spend more time with her and the kids, or their marriage is over. The title of Taylor's next album? ''Dad Loves His Work''. They were divorced soon after.

* {{Yandere}}: Played with in "You Belong To Me" and "Better Not Tell Her", which could quite easily be about the same relationship, a decade apart. In both cases, there's begging, denial, and anger, but in neither one does the singer tip over into AxCrazy. There's some heavy SanitySlippage in "You Belong To Me", though.
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* {{Yandere}}: Played with in "You Belong To Me" and "Better Not Tell Her", which could quite easily be about the same relationship, a decade apart. In both cases, there's begging, denial, and anger, but in neither one does the singer tip over into AxCrazy. There's some heavy SanitySlippage in "You Belong To Me", though.though. ----
27th Sep '14 5:16:34 AM runfromcheney
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* [[CoolOldGuy Cool Old Lady]]: What Simon now that she is about to enter her 70s.
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* [[CoolOldGuy Cool Old Lady]]: What Simon is now that she is about to enter her 70s.
27th Sep '14 5:16:10 AM runfromcheney
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* [[CoolOldGuy Cool Old Lady]]: What Simon now that she is about to enter her 70s.

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** Was on the receiving end of one from ex-husband JamesTaylor. Se gave him an ultimatum: cut back on his recording and touring to spend more time with her and the kids, or their marriage is over. The title of Taylor's next album? ''Dad Loves His Work''. They were divorced soon after.
20th Jul '14 10:40:49 PM Mdumas43073
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Simon's father Richard was co-founder of the Simon & Schuster publishing house. Her older sister Lucy is also a singer and musician, and the two of them started out performing together in the '60s as "The Simon Sisters". She was married to Music/JamesTaylor for a number of years, and they had two kids, Sally and Ben, who are also musicians (who in fact got their start singing backup on Mom's 1987 album ''Coming Around Again''); she's still close friends with James' brother Livingston.
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Simon's father Richard was co-founder of the Simon & Schuster publishing house. Her older sister Lucy is also a singer and musician, and the two of them started out performing together in the '60s as "The Simon Sisters".Sisters" before Carly went solo. She was married to Music/JamesTaylor for a number of years, and they had two kids, Sally and Ben, who are also musicians (who in fact got their start singing backup on Mom's 1987 album ''Coming Around Again''); she's still close friends with James' brother Livingston.
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