Carly Elisabeth Simon ( born June 25, 1945 in New York City ) is an American singer and songwriter.
Her father was the pianist Richard L. Simon (co-founder of the publishers Simon & Schuster ). She grew up in Riverdale in New York and has one brother and two sisters ( their temporary singing partner Lucy Simon and the opera singer Joanna Simon ).
After a brief attempt to start with her sister Lucy Simon a career ( she had as The Simon Sisters mid-1960s, a hit with the children's song Winkin ', Blinkin ' and Nod ), Carly Simon began her solo career in 1971 with the album Carly Simon, which yielded the Top Ten hit that's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be. It was soon followed by the second album Anticipation.
The breakthrough came in 1972 with the album No Secrets, by the number of successful singles were released, especially Carly Simon's biggest hit You're So Vain, in which Mick Jagger sings in the chorus and on the Klaus Voormann plays bass intro.
Carly Simon and James Taylor married in 1972 The couple has two children, Sarah Maria ( "Sally", born 1974). , And Benjamin Simon Taylor (born 1977). In 1983, the marriage ended in divorce.
In 1974, the album Hotcakes, Playing Possum 1975 appeared then. One of her hits in the 1970s, was the title song Nobody Does It Better for the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.
In 1980, she had a breakdown at a demonstration and then retired from the stage. However, it appeared still shots of Carly Simon, such as Why ( 1982) and Let the River Run (1988 ), for which she received the Academy Award for Best Song in 1989. The song was used in the film Working Girl. In addition, she was awarded for this song in 1990 with a Grammy.
1998 Carly Simon fell ill with breast cancer. After therapy, she went back to the music. In 2000, the album The Bedroom Tapes appeared, was published in 2005 Moonlight Serenade, a year later, Into White and 2008 This Kind Of Love. Followed a year later the album Never been gone, the new interpretations of past successes as well as a previously unreleased song contained.