- Date of Birth:
- June 25, 1945
- 5' 10"
- The Bronx
Carly Simon (born Carly Elisabeth Simon on June 25, 1945 in The Bronx, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children’s author. Carly was born in New York City and was raised in the Riverdale part of the Bronx. She briefly attended Sarah Lawrence College before dropping out to pursue music. She started a short-lived group with her sister as The Simon Sisters, before she went solo in 1970. Her breakthrough hit, “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” was released in 1971, and it peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard charts. She scored the biggest success of her career with 1972’s “You’re So Vain,” a no. 1 song in the US. The subject of the song became one of music’s biggest mysteries, with many speculating it was about Mick Jagger, James Taylor or Cat Stevens. Carly had a string of top 10 singles after her breakout success, with “The Right Thing To Do,” “Mockingbird” and “Haven’t Got Time For The Pain.” Her song, “Nobody Does It Better,” was the theme to the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me, and was her second biggest US hit. Though Carly success waned in at the start of the 1980s, she continued to record and perform. In 1989, she published her first children’s book, Amy the Dancing Bear. By 1997, she had published four more.
Best Known For:
Carly Simon is best known as a musician who performed “You’re So Vain.”
Carly married James Taylor in 1972 and they had two children together – Sarah “Sally” Maria and Benjamin — before divorcing in 1983. She married poet James Hart in 1987 and divorced in 2007. In 2015, Carly revealed that the second verse of “You’re So Vain” is about her romance with Warren Beatty.