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July 29, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Taylor Swift welcomed guest Carly Simon on stage to sing the latter's 1973 hit "You're So Vain" to a stadium of concertgoers in Massachusetts. So does this count as her giving Generation Y a healthy dose of the 1970s and the original breakup anthem? On Saturday, clas in red shorts and a striped top, Swift treated her fans to a duet  during the Foxborough, Mass., stop of her Red Tour. "Before I bring out my special guest, I have this question that I've always, always had," Swift announced.
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August 1, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Taylor Swift has built a career dropping hints to the identities of bad boyfriends in hit songs as an example of the adage for the broken-hearted, “Don't get mad - get even.” Last weekend when Swift's “Red” tour reached Foxborough, Mass., she brought out Carly Simon, the woman who has kept listeners guessing for more than 40 years about the subject of her kiss-off song “You're So Vain.” “When I heard 'You're So Vain,' I thought, that...
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March 6, 1995 | JIM WASHBURN
"This is the best show I've done in 14 years!" Carly Simon declared at the close Friday night of her Galaxy Concert Theatre performance. That statement didn't venture much, since it was also nearly her only performance in as many years. The show, however, merited praise by any measure. Even in Simon's hit heyday in the '70s, she rarely took to the concert stage, a victim of one of the music industry's more legendary cases of stage fright.
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July 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Nicki Minaj has finally spoken out about DJ Khaled's very public MTV marriage proposal. Guess what! They're not getting married. Surprise!  Turns out the whole thing was a publicity stunt to promote the rapper's single "I Wanna Be With You," which features Minaj and will appear on his album "Symptoms of Success," due out Sept. 24. Is any of this sounding familiar? PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Well, it should. These are lyrics Khaled dropped in his heartfelt video proposal to Minaj last week in which he told the "Super Bass" MC that she was the one for him. "I want to be honest with you. I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine.
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December 29, 1995 | Robert Hilburn
If you didn't know whose words make up the introduction to the booklet that comes with this three-disc set, you might guess the discussion of songwriting was by a classic pop craftsman and perfectionist . . . a Paul Simon, Randy Newman or Joni Mitchell. "I've always wondered what would happen if I held on to one song long enough to make it perfect by my standards," the introduction begins.
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June 1, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
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?"
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June 8, 2008
Carly Simon: An article about Carly Simon last Sunday misidentified Gene Rumsey as the Concord Music Group's senior vice president of marketing. He is the company's general manager.
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December 18, 1994 | Jean Rosenbluth
Carly Simon, "Letters Never Sent," (**) Arista. The voice still shimmers and the tunes often hum along smoothly, but Simon's stab at high concept--the songs are letters written through the years but never mailed--falls victim to distracting interludes and recurring musical themes used in a misguided attempt at cohesion. New albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
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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.
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August 6, 2003 | Randy Lewis
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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October 27, 2009 | Randy Lewis; Margaret Wappler; Greg Kot
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.
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October 13, 2009 | Associated Press
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.
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June 8, 2008
Carly Simon: An article about Carly Simon last Sunday misidentified Gene Rumsey as the Concord Music Group's senior vice president of marketing. He is the company's general manager.
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June 1, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
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?"
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May 25, 2008 | Leslie Brody, Leslie Brody is writing a biography of Jessica Mitford.
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."
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August 6, 2003 | Randy Lewis
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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