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Carly Simon Confirms 'You're So Vain's' Second Verse Is About Warren Beatty


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Music fans have always debated who Carly Simon’s 1972 classic ‘You’re So Vain’ could be about, but it’s Warren Beatty’s name which comes up most often. Now the singer has finally revealed that Beatty did at least inspire part of the song, namely it’s second verse.

Carly SimonCarly Simon has revealed Warren Beatty inspired ‘You're So Vain’s’ second verse.

Speaking to People magazine, Simon said, ”I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren.” When asked if the actor was aware that he inspired a verse in the song Simon joked, "Warren thinks the whole thing is about him!”

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Carly Simon - Oceana Partners Awards Gala 2013 held at The Regent Beverly Wilshire - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, CA, United States - Wednesday 30th October 2013

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'You're So Vain' Duet By Taylor Swift & Carly Simon Delights Fans At Massachusetts Concert [Video]


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'You're So Vain' duet between Taylor Swift and Carly Simon delights fans at Swift's second sold out performance in Massachusetts. The 'We Are Never Getting Back Together' singer was joined on stage by one of her heroes, Simon, during her second sold-out performance at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, to give fans a concert experience to remember.

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Swift couldn't wait to unveil her special guest on Saturday night

The two performed Simon's hit 'You're So Vain' for the packed out crowd, who lapped up ever second of the once in a lifetime occasion. During Saturday's (27 July) concert at the 55,000 capacity stadium, Swift introduced Simon towards the end of her set to perform the iconic track, one that has no doubt influenced Swift's own songwriting (if you haven't heard the song, it's about a break-up). Clearly excited to unleash her special guest to the unsuspecting audience, Swift told the crowd before the duet; "Before I bring out my special guest, I have this question that I always, always had, and I think of you you have probably had this question, too, and wondered what the answer is. Who is the song 'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon written about?"

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A Week In Music, Kanye West Releases 'Black Skinhead' Video, Dawes Talk New Album And Bob Dylan And Mercury And Jackson Duets Are To Be Unveiled


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A week in music videos... Kanye West has been doing a lot of promotion for his edgy, rock-infused track 'Black Skinhead' (or 'BLKKK SKKKN HEAD' as it's otherwise known'), the lead single from his US and UK number one album 'Yeezus', so his anger when the unfinished video directed by Nick Knight was leaked earlier in July was unsurprising. He described the unauthorised distribution as 'heartbreaking' and no wonder; a video as unique as this was definitely worthy of a grand entrance but, nonetheless, the spoiler has definitely not affected the viewing experience.Watch the video for BLKKK SKKKN HEAD here.

French house star Kavinsky has already become a hit in his home nation with his debut album 'OutRun', released earlier this year, reaching number 2 in the charts and he's certainly turning heads overseas too. Teaming up with Canadian producer The Weeknd on one of his newest singles, Kavinsky delivers a driving dance beat with 'Odd Look' - the single from his new EP of the same name. The track also features on his album as a collaboration with fellow electronic musician SebastiAn. Listen to Odd Look here.

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Carly Simon Confides 'You're So Vain' Secret In Taylor Swift


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Carly Simon's famous 'You're So Vain' continues to raise questions 41 years after its release. Taylor Swift has revealed Simon confided the identity of the song's subject. Swift, unfortunately, is sworn to secrecy.

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Taylor Swift at the 2013 Capital FM Summertime Ball, London.

There are a variety of theories regarding who the mystery man could be. Simon had a number of relationships with high profile men such as Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens and Simon's former husband James Taylor. None of the aforementioned was particularly renowned for their modesty.

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Taylor Swift, Carly Simon Sing ‘You’re So Vain,’ But Who’s It About?


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Taylor Swift treated fans to a special duet at her show in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Saturday night (July 27, 2013), signing ‘You’re So Vain’ with Carly Simon herself.

“Before I bring out my special guest, I have this question that I've always, always had,” Swift told the Gillette Stadium audience before the 1970s singer stepped out, “I think a lot of you have probably had this question too, always wondered what the answer is. Who is this song, 'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon, written about?”

After the show, Swift took to Twitter to gush about signing with her hero, “Got to sing 'You're So Vain' with Carly Simon at Gillette Stadium tonight!!!!!” adding, “Unreal. I could not possibly look up to her more.”

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29th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards Held At Renaissance Hollywood Hotel - Show

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29th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards Held At Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

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Carly Simon

Date of birth

25th June, 1945

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Sex

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It felt like spring today! It reminded me of some video fun I had last spring…
#Jesse #ComeUpstairs
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#CarlySimon’s third album #NoSecrets topped the charts on this date in 1973. The obvious highlight was the hit single,
750 point game!
Just a few months beyond pup
On this day in 1973, No Secrets began it's 5 week run at Number 1 on the US album charts! It has recently been Mastered for iTunes along with the rest of Carly's Warner Catalogue. #NoSecrets
http://www.carlysimon.com/no-secrets
Fireside #Scrabble
Guessing game >> Jewelry hanging on my wall. Which one's real and which one's drawn?
This is a song (lyric) I wrote for @consensesart's Birthday in 2011. She is indeed all of those things to me. So here it is again… To my mother of pearl, Sally, on her Birthday. January 7, 2016

Sally oh Sarah, another song with your name
You’ve gone around the roses
A mustang became
A boat in the harbor named Sally Mae
But my Girl…
To me you’re my Goddess
A mother of pearl

A child born of Capricorn
Stubborn to scare
Hard to say “sorry”
Not sure when to care
But when I’ve been flat on my back
You’ve been there
And oh Girl, to me you’re my best friend
My mother of pearl

I can see you at seven,
A child of divorce
How can it be
That we gave you no choice?
It was your job and Ben’s
To drown out the noise
But my Girl
Even then, you were shining
My mother of pearl

You learn through your life
That no one is spared
You and the planet and the
Rest of the world
With your love you’re a vessel
With your eyes you have heard
And my Girl,
To all you’re my healer
You’re a mother of pearl

You get up each day
And wrestle your curls
Work hard to balance
The wind and the Whirl
You purr and you quarrel
With the noisy parade
But you stay and
Join every part of
The heart of the day
The heart of the day
And to me
You’re my Girl,
To me you’re my gift, you’re my…
Mother of pearl © 2011 Carly Simon
Drinking in an upside down way#almost next year


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