Vanity is not usually considered a desirable feature, but the vanity of a mystery man certainly helped Carly Simon's career. Simon has had a number of hits in her music career, but none more prevalent than 1972's "You're So Vain." The famous line "You're so vain/I bet you think this song is about you" has led to great speculation as to who it is referring to. Many have guessed it's about Mick Jagger or Warren Beatty, though Simon has confessed it's about a composite of individuals from her past. Simon has two children with her ex-husband, singer James Taylor.
Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 hits include 'You're So Vain', 'Nobody Does It Better', and 'Coming Around Again'. Her 1988 song 'Let the River Run' was the first to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song written and performed by a single artist. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994. The former wife of another notable singer-songwriter, James Taylor, she has two children, Sarah 'Sally' Maria Taylor and Ben Taylor, who are also musicians. Carly Simon was born in New York City, New York. Her father was Richard L. Simon (co-founder of Simon & Schuster), a pianist who often played Chopin and Beethoven at home. Her mother was Andrea Louise Simon (ne Heinemann), a civil rights activist and singer.
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