Carly Simon

Carly Simon Artistfacts

  • June 25, 1943
  • Carly is the daughter of Richard Simon, who owned part of the publishing company Simon and Schuster. When she shopped her demo tape, Clive Davis at Columbia Records turned her down and she went to Elektra. She understands how Davis could miss this one, as her father turned down publishing the book Gone With The Wind.
  • She was married to James Taylor from 1972-1983.
  • She won the Grammy for Best New Artist of 1971, beating out Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Bill Withers.
  • When Simon was in Los Angeles recording her Hotcakes album, she and James Taylor lived in the house that was later owned by OJ Simpson. She has commented that seeing it on TV during all of the coverage was quite surreal. The house has since been demolished and a new home built in its place.
  • On the cover of her Hotcakes album, Simon is pregnant with her daughter Sally. >>
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    Karen - Olympia, WA, for above 2
  • In 1964, seven years before she charted as a solo artist, Simon made #73 US with "Winkin', Blinkin' And Nod" with her older sister Lucy, credited to The Simon Sisters.
  • She went to Sarah Lawrence college, and during this time performed with her sister as The Simon Sisters.
  • Carly Simon's birthdate was usually listed as June 25, 1945, but birth records show that she was born two years earlier. Most major publications started listing June 25, 1943 as her date of birth in the 2010s when these records became widely available.

Comments: 4

  • Eddie Moorhouse from Huddersfield West YorkshireCan anyone tell me who the sax player is playing at the out door concert on the harbour. Carley Simon one of the worlds greatest artists of all times
  • Tom from Pilot Grove, MoI have been a long time fan of Carly, but havn't heard anything about her for some time. Can anyone tell me about her?

    Tom Aydelott
  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrI Wonder if Carly Simon has any relation to Paul Simon. Are they cousins? Are they Sister and Brother?
  • Efrain from Brawley, Caas a child she had a speech promblem
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