Carly Simon

Genres: Comedy Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Vocals
Descriptive "tags": female vocalists pop singer-songwriter 70s rock classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

25 June 1945, New York City, New York, USA. Simon became one of the most popular singer-songwriters of the 70s. In the early 60s she played Greenwich Village clubs with her sister Lucy. As the Simon Sisters they had one minor hit with ‘Winkin’ Blinkin’ And Nod’ (Kapp Records 1964) and recorded two albums of soft folk and children’s’ material. After the duo split up, Carly Simon made an unsuccessful attempt to launch a solo career through Albert Grossman (then Bob Dylan’s manager) before concentrating on songwriting with film critic Jacob Brackman. In 1971, two of their songs, the wistful ‘That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be’ and the Paul Samwell-Smith produced ‘Anticipation’ were US hits for Simon. Her voice was given a rock accompaniment by Richard Perry on her third album which included her most famous song, ‘You’re So Vain’, whose target was variously supposed to be Warren...

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