Carly Simon

Carly Simon


Carly Simon, born name Carly Elisabeth Simon on June 25th, 1945 in the Bronx, New York is an American singer and songwriter that grew up immersed in music with a classical pianist father and singer mother.  Her musical career began with the group the Simon Sisters.  In 1964 they released their debut album Meet the Simon Sisters and gained some fame with the single “Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Nod.”

In 1970 Carly signed to Elektra Records and released her self-titled album, Carly Simon, which contained her breakthrough hit “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be.”  The album peaked at number 30 and the single peaked at number 10 on Billboard. Her second album Anticipation and the single of the same name peaked at number 30 and number 3 respectively.  In 1972 Carly achieved her highest charted single with the song “You’re So Vain” which charted at number 1 on the U.S. Pop and Adult Contemporary charts.

Carly Simon has won numerous awards throughout her career.  In 1989 she won an Oscar for the song “Let the River Run” from the movie Working Girl. She has also won a Boston Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, a CableACE Award, a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1972, and a Golden Globe.

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