Carly Simon

Born 25 June 1945.
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Carly Simon is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame

Carolyn Gee nominates Carly Simon for Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame

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Biography

Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children's author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include "Anticipation", "You Belong To Me", "Coming Around Again", and her four Gold certified singles "Jesse" (No. 11), "Mockingbird" (No. 5), a duet with James Taylor, the iconic "You're So Vain" (No. 1), and "Nobody Does It Better" (No. 2) from The Spy Who Loved Me.

After a brief stint with her sister Lucy Simon as duo group the Simon Sisters, she found great success as a solo artist with her 1971 self-titled debut album Carly Simon, which won her the Best New Artist Grammy, and spawned her first Top 10 single "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be". Simon achieved international fame with her breakthrough album No Secrets which sat firmly at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for 5 weeks, and spawned the worldwide hit "You're So Vain", for which she received two Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year. Over the course of her career, Simon has amassed 23 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, and has won two Grammy Awards, out of 15 nominations for her work in total. Allmusic called Simon, "One of the quintessential singer/songwriters of the '70s". Simon has a contralto vocal range.

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  1. Review of Never Been Gone

    Never Been Gone 2010

    Reviewed by David Quantick
    Pleasant rather than essential, something that would be a nice tour souvenir.
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