Carly Simon confesses who her iconic song ‘You’re So Vain’ is written about

Carly Simon finally revealed that her iconic song “You’re So Vain” is partly about Mick Jagger, confirming long-standing rumors. In her memoir Boys in the Trees, Simon wrote, “It was shortly after midnight. Mick and I…same height, same coloring, same lips.”

Born on June 25, 1945, in New York City, Carly Simon emerged as a significant rock and roll figure in the 70s. She grew up in Greenwich Village and Stamford, Connecticut, where she became close with baseball legend Jackie Robinson.

Simon’s music career began with her sister Lucy as The Simon Sisters. As a solo artist, her debut album Carly Simon featured the hit “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,” reaching No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Other famous songs include “Anticipation,” “You Belong to Me,” and “Nobody Does It Better.”

“You’re So Vain,” from her third album, remains her most iconic song, ranked No. 92 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All-Time. Simon mentioned that the song was about two other people but has kept their identities secret.

Simon was married twice, first to James Taylor, with whom she had two children, and later to writer James Hart. Now 80, Carly Simon continues to write music and remains a celebrated figure in the music industry.