The Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winner would marry James Taylor -- at the time a very hot number -- and they would have two children before divorcing. Looking back, Simon might have been anticipating her relationship with Taylor when she wrote "You're So Vain."
In any case, Carly's landmark album, No Secrets celebrates its 40th anniversary soon. A special version of it will be released. It will include (of course) "You're So Vain" and "The Right Thing to Do." There will be bonus tracks and alternate takes.
Simon was, and is, a great storyteller. Her work is intimately confessional, and musically top-notch. She continues to be active, vital and creative. She has survived cancer. And, keeping with the times, Carly is on Twitter now. But she remains, still, rather reticent, personally. She'll never really tell who the "hero" of "You're So Vain" was. Always keep 'em guessing. Carly did auction off the secret name for charity. The winning bidder was Dick Ebersol. He promised never to tell, either.
Funny to recall how "edgy" and controversial the cover of Carly's No Secrets album was back 1972. She wore a big floppy hat, discarded her bra, and looked, rather charmingly, like Mick Jagger -- which was not at all a bad thing! (Jagger actually sang backup on "Vain." So he was perhaps quite vain, quite flattered, or it wasn't him.)
My first thought was, "Did WOWOWOW go under?"
You may remember that Liz took her column to them.
The longtime gossip columnist is still doing a column for WOWOWOW -- click here for her latest.
So she's now doing daily columns for multiple outlets? Well good for her. I know Liz is from Texas originally and that she came out as bisexual over a decade ago in her autobiography. I did not know that she was 89 years old. 89 and writing multiple columns for multiple online outlets -- daily columns?
Go Liz Smith!!!! You put us all to shame.
And here's my review of Carly Simon's No Secrets.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"