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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 childrens material. After the duo split up, Carly Simon made an unsuccessful attempt to launch a solo career through Albert Grossman (then Bob Dylans manager) before concentrating on songwriting with film critic Jacob Brackman. In 1971, two of their songs, the wistful Thats The Way Ive 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, Youre So Vain, whose target was variously supposed to be Warren...