Hobnobbing with the great flowers https://t.co/zDwXp6jsB9
Simon and the actor briefly dated in the early 1970s.
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 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!”
The legendary singer/songwriter and bright young thing Swift played a joint version of the track during a sold out performance on Saturday (27 July)
'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.
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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Carly Simon revealed the identity of the mystery man in 'You're So Vain' to Taylor Swift. Simon performed on stage in Massachusetts with Swift and praised her performance.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Carly Simon Confides 'You're So Vain' Secret In Taylor Swift
We wonder if Carly Simon told Taylor Swift who the song is about?
“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.”
Continue reading: Taylor Swift, Carly Simon Sing ‘You’re So Vain,’ But Who’s It About?
Carly Simon Wednesday 18th April 2012 29th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards - Show held at Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
Date of birth
25th June, 1945
Hobnobbing with the great flowers https://t.co/zDwXp6jsB9
Jake Brackman and me writing our first song, “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,” 1970. Page 185… https://t.co/dFZNbN7Cpc
Me and my guitar capturing some new words and music https://t.co/odJxCGQuiU
RT @CarlySimonHQ: I pass on Neil’s message and am honored to have been asked to participate in this wonderful song. I’m Not Sitting Down ht…
I pass on Neil’s message and am honored to have been asked to participate in this wonderful song. I’m Not Sitting D… https://t.co/5vCh8lguNm
Harrington and Joe made me proud to be a stutterer along with them. What a great night. All my love and strength, C… https://t.co/bn3JvDuHBA
Favorite new novel of mine. If you don’t know Daphne Merkin’s books start with this one and then read all the othe… https://t.co/y4kfVVN6zv
Sally, age 12, sitting in front of our Menemsha shack which I miss very much. I miss Sally even more. #Tbt https://t.co/eBm0mgym5P
Bodhi, my very dear grandson. https://t.co/fGAMCnB6DR
Hidden by peonies, as one should be. https://t.co/zHwB67cI65
I'd eat a peanut butter sandwich with @sethmeyers https://t.co/w3YN2DJe5N
Come into the garden https://t.co/EDW079yFfH
"Why" was in tonight's episode of @hbomax's 'Love Life.' I had a great time working with @nilerodgers on this and… https://t.co/Mf9eVQ1Q7S
First pop song I ever wrote (1968) and first video filmed three days ago by Ben, from home. “I’m all it takes to ma… https://t.co/7EJTERHO3t
Sunbathing from behind my beautiful hedge of song ideas; I pull back to reveal "the lovely balcony" - well, maybe n… https://t.co/yTazaEPglW
Cherry tree in full affect #cherryblossom https://t.co/B7hoZyh0Kg
Funny, tender...much love to Brooke and Tony. https://t.co/bRHShTlKFg
Evil stepmother taking pictures of my garden; the driveway to the treehouse https://t.co/DbpEUBizrB
RT @JazzWax: My WSJ "Anatomy of a Song" column with Carly Simon, Carole Bayer Sager and others on "Nobody Does It Better" (1977)... https:/…