October 27, 2009 |
Carly Simon "Never Been Gone" Iris Records Artists who re-record touchstone songs from their catalogs, as Carly Simon does on her latest full-length collection, take on the burden of coming up with something different enough to make that material newly relevant. Perhaps not surprisingly, her tour through her nearly four-decade catalog succeeds best when she mixes things up the most. The opening reading of "The Right Thing to Do" is pleasant, but it seems eerily close to what the song might have sounded like in the hands of her ex, James Taylor -- the presence here of their musician son, Ben, could have something to do with that.
October 13, 2009 |
Singer Carly Simon is suing Starbucks Corp., saying the coffee company's now-defunct music venture didn't adequately promote her 2008 album, dooming the record before it was even released. The singer, whose biggest success came during the 1970s and '80s with hits like "You're So Vain" and "Anticipation," is seeking unspecified damages related to the release of the 14-track "This Kind of Love" in April 2008. In a lawsuit filed Friday in L.A. County Superior Court, Simon and her attorneys said the album wasn't available in "a substantial number" of Starbucks stores during the key early months after its release.
June 1, 2008 |
CARLY SIMON isn't the first name you'd expect to find on a list of classic-rock superstars who keep tabs on "American Idol." "I tune in whenever I get a chance," she says in that signature dusky voice. "How could I not, when this season Brooke White sang 'You're So Vain' and did such a nice job on it, and Carly [Smithson] was named after me?"
May 25, 2008 |
Sisterhood -- in the family and body politic -- can be a beautiful abstraction and a real pain in the neck. It's an evanescent ideal that sometimes takes shape in historic movements. And it's the cosmic force behind Sheila Weller as she tries to link the lives of three very different artists to "the rich composite story of a whole generation of women born middle-class in the early to mid 1940s and coming of age in the middle to late 1960s."
August 6, 2003 |
NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol evidently is so rich that he, and he alone, will find out who was so vain in Carly Simon's 1972 hit single. Ebersol has ponied up $50,000 for the information in a celebrity auction raising money for Martha's Vineyard Community Services.
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February 19, 1999
Re "Doug Weston, Troubadour Founder, Dies," Feb. 15: It was a cataclysmic time, the late '60s and early '70s, and I was a Godforsaken teenager. Yet, in my broken memory, the few cherished experiences I had often were at Doug Weston's Troubadour. From my first awkward date with Anna Sanchez to see the magnificent Phil Ochs sing, to evenings with my friend Carmen Perez as we first heard John Denver and Carly Simon, I treasure those extraordinary nights. I never had the chance to thank Weston for making a place for some of the greatest musical moments in my life, but I know he saw us in the audience.