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Re: Carly Simon's You're So Vain Is About.....

 

First verse:  Mick Jagger

 

Second verse:  Warren Beatty

 

Third verse:   David Geffen

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Re: Carly Simon's You're So Vain Is About.....

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For whatever reason, I always assumed it was about Warren Beatty or maybe Mick Jagger.  

 

I never think much about David Geffen except in association with Cher.  I did not he had dated Simon at any time.  

 

I knew that Mick Jagger sang backup on this song.  His sense of humor is such that if he knew he inspired at least part of the song (and I bet he did), he doubtless enjoyed doing it.  

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Re: Carly Simon's You're So Vain Is About.....

They discussed Carly Simon and James Taylor on The Talk.  Their marriage broke up because of his drugs and both of them cheating.  She said he does not speak to her.  They have 2 children together.

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Re: Carly Simon's You're So Vain Is About.....

@lulu2

 

I am glad to know who the song was about!

Carly Simon admitted the she had stage fright .... very dire stage fright.  I always assumed she was an introverted loner (which maybe she was) and that she came from an influential family (maybe she did).

I always thought she was gorgeous... and wondered how the couple could have broken up... 

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Re: Carly Simon's You're So Vain Is About.....


@Pearlee wrote:

@italia8140 wrote:

@raven-blackbird wrote:

I thought everyone knew that and have known it for years..............she did an interview about 20 years ago and said it was about Beatty........................raven


MOST people knew that a LONG time ago.


Yeah, right.  I'm sure a survey was taken and concluded that "MOST people" knew that.

There is absolutely no basis for that statement.  Sigh.   


ANYONE who was a Carly Simon fan knew this. Woman LOL

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Re: Carly Simon's You're So Vain Is About.....

Yelling again?

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Do we really care????

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@kivah wrote:

Do we really care????


You cared enough to read the thread and comment.  

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@SydneyH wrote:

@phoenixbrd wrote:

I heard that it was about Mick Jagger when the song came out.  I didn't realize that there was controversy or people cared much one way or another.


I kinda ruled Mick out because it sounds like he is singing in the background vocals.

 


I ruled out Jagger, too, Because he sang uncredited background vocals on this song.

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Re: Carly Simon's You're So Vain Is About.....

I've been hearing the same boring "who is she talking about?" since she recorded the song --- BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!! My response shows I DON'T CARE!!!!!