Carly Simon

Born Jun 25, 1945

Carly Elisabeth Simon is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records, and has since been the recipient of two Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for her work. Throughout her career, she has amassed a total of 13 Top 40 Hits including "You're So Vain", "Nobody Does It Better" and "Coming Around Again".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Carly Simon.


1945 Birth Born on June 25, 1945.


1964 19 Years Old Simon's career began with a short-lived music group with her sister Lucy as the Simon Sisters. They had a minor hit in 1964 called "Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod", the lead single from their debut album Meet The Simon Sisters. … Read More


1969 - 1970 2 More Events
1971 26 Years Old 1 More Event
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 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and spawned her first Top 10 single "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be". … Read More
1972 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1972–73 Simon scored the biggest success of her career with "You're So Vain". … Read More
1974 29 Years Old In 1974, Simon followed the smash No Secrets album with Hotcakes, which became an instant hit, reaching No. 3 on Billboard's Album Chart and was certified Gold. … Read More


1975 - 1976 3 More Events
In 1977, Simon had a surprise international hit with the million-selling gold single "Nobody Does It Better", the theme to the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.
Simon's career took another upward swing in 1978 with the hit album Boys in the Trees. … Read More
1979 - 1982 5 More Events
She had another U.K. success with the single "Kissing with Confidence", a song from the 1983 album Dancing For Mental Health by Will Powers (a pseudonym for photographer Lynn Goldsmith). … Read More


1985 - 1987 5 More Events
For her 1988 hit "Let the River Run", from the film Working Girl, Simon became the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song composed and written, as well as performed, entirely by a single artist.
1989 - 1992 5 More Events
1993 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1993, she contributed the song "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" for the film Sleepless in Seattle and recorded the same song in combo with "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" with Frank Sinatra for his album Duets. … Read More
1994 49 Years Old 1 More Event
She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994, inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "You're So Vain" in 2004, and awarded the ASCAP Founders Award in 2012. … Read More


In April 1995, Simon surprised thousands of commuters at New York's Grand Central Terminal with an unannounced performance which was filmed for a Lifetime Television Special, entitled Live at Grand Central. … Read More
1996 - 2000 5 More Events
In 2001, Simon performed on "Son of a Gun" with Janet Jackson on Jackson's album All for You; the song was released as a single and peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.
2002 - 2003 3 More Events
Several of her songs were also featured in the 2004 film Little Black Book that starred Brittany Murphy and Holly Hunter.


In 2005, she released her fourth album of standards, titled Moonlight Serenade. … Read More
2006 - 2007 4 More Events
In March 2008, it was announced that Simon had signed to the Starbucks label, Hear Music.
2009 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2009, Simon released Never Been Gone, an album of acoustic reworkings of some of her classic songs. … Read More
2010 65 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 2, 2010, the BBC broadcast Radio Two: An Evening With Carly Simon where Simon performed live for the first time in the UK with her son Ben to a small audience of approximately 100 people. … Read More
2012 67 Years Old …  At the 2012 ASCAP awards, where Simon received the Founders Award, Natalie Maines stated "I grew up listening to Carly Simon, she was a huge influence on me." … Read More
2013 68 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 27, 2013, in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Simon performed "You're So Vain" with Taylor Swift on her Red Tour. … Read More
In 2015, Simon stated that when she was seven years old, a family friend in his teens did sexual things to her. … Read More
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