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Carly Simon

Born 6/25/45 in New York City. pop vocalist/songwriter. Father is co-founder of Simon & Shuster publishing. Won the 1971 Best New Artist Grammy Award.

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  • Oct 6, 2009
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A beautiful voice punctuates the writing talents of Ms Simon. Her voice is still great to this day and could contain healing properties.
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review by . June 18, 2009
posted in Music Matters
Carly Simon in concert on the QE2
I never like getting rid of old DVDs and CDs.  Whether it be for quick cash or to thin the mound down of unneeded fat that I don't watch or don't care about any more, there are three artists that I cannot get rid of, no matter what.  I talked about two of them already, now it's time for the third.  One Ms Carly Simon.      One of the bigger stars of the 70's confessional singer and song writer movement she only had two real bigger names.  Carole King and James …
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Carly Simon was one of the most popular of the confessional singer/songwriters who emerged in the early '70s. The youngest child in an upper-class New York family (her father, Richard Simon, co-founded the Simon and Schuster publishing company), Simon got her start in music as part of a duo with her sister Lucy (who later wrote the music for the Broadway show +The Secret Garden). The Simon Sisters had a chart single with "Winkin' Blinkin' and Nod" in April 1964. But Simon's solo debut did not come until the release of her self-titled first album in February 1971. It contained her first solo hit, "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be," an anti-marriage song co-written with Jacob Brackman that reached the Top Ten. Simon's second album, Anticipation (November 1971) (which went gold in two years), contained a Top 40 follow-up in the title song, and she won the 1971 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her third album, the gold number one No Secrets (November 1972), was produced by Richard Perry and contained the gold number one hit "You're So Vain," which aroused speculation about its subject. Mick Jagger, one of those suggested, sang backup on the recording. "The Right Thing to Do," a second single from the album, made the Top 40. Simon married fellow singer/songwriter James Taylor in November 1972. (They divorced in 1983.) Her fourth album, the Top Ten Hotcakes (January 1974), contained a gold Top Ten remake of the Inez & Charlie Foxx hit "Mockingbird" sung with ...
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