Music Monday # 26 – Happy Birthday Ms Simon
Carly Simon was born on June 25, 1945. Now I have never really been a fan but if you are born at a certain time there are certain songs that are such big hits that they become part of your life whether or not you follow a given performer. Carly’s “You’re So Vain” fits into that category for me. It was a hit in early 1973. As a 13-year-old I had no clue about male vanity but by my 20s I had encountered a few guys saying or doing things that would trigger the “You’re So Vain” tune in my head. And as I do not want to leave you with the wrong impression of my young adult years I should disclose that most of these occasions did not feature anyone I was involved with but friends of friends beaus. (That should get me off the hook if there ever is anyone bored enough out there to cyber track me — ha, ha!) Whether or not you are a Carly Simon fan I think you would find her web page devoted to the song entertaining, and perhaps enlightening.
I also have to confess that until I went to her website today it had not occurred to me that the 67-year-old Carly Simon was the daughter of the co- founder of Simon and Schuster publishing.
Because there is a wonderful video of “You’re So Vain” on the web page I gave a link to above I have decided to feature another Carly Simon classic here. This one only makes me think of a ketchup commercial: