If you love music you have probably heard one of Carly Simon’s songs at one point or another. This talented singer-songwriter was born on June 25, 1945. Simon does more than just sing, she also is a musician and she even writes children’s books. Read on to learn more about the life of Carly Simon.
Carly Simon first became popular in the 70’s. She sang over 13 top 40 hits, including “You’re So Vain”, “Jesse”, “You Belong To Me”, and “Coming Around Again”. She has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards and has had 24 singles that have charted and she even won two Grammy Awards. She won an Academy Award for the music she wrote for Working Girl.
Simon is a member of the Grammy Hall of Fame and has won lifetime achievement awards from Boston and Berklee College. As far as her personal life is concerned, she was married to fellow singer James Taylor. She has two children with Taylor, Sarah and Benjamin. They too are musicians.
Born in New York City to the co-founder of Simon & Schuster, Carly Simon enjoyed an upper class upbringing that was also arts friendly. Her mother was a singer and she was also a civil rights activist. Her home was full of music, and writers often came to dinner to discuss politics and the arts.
Simon started singing because she had a stutter. She couldn’t talk but the singing stopped her stuttering. She started writing her own songs at a young age.
She went to Sarah Lawrence College, but dropped out to pursue her singing career. Her song “You’re So Vain” made it to Number 1 on the music charts and is still popular today. Rumor has it that she wrote the song about Mick Jagger or Warren Beatty but she would never admit who the song was about.