Carly Simon

Singing legend Carly Simon has ended nearly 40 years of speculation by finally naming the man who inspired her hit "You're So Vain". She is now saying it was record label boss David Geffen. The song was rumored to be about one of her ex-boyfriends, which included Hollywood legend Warren Beatty and Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, but she has persistently refused to name the man behind the famous track. But now Simon is revealing who was so vain by giving fans a cryptic clue in an acoustic version of the song, which features on her upcoming album "Never Been Gone." She told Uncut magazine, "You know what, I'm just going to tell you this. The answer is on the new version of 'You're So Vain,' on my new record 'Never Been Gone.' There's a little whisper and it's the answer to the puzzle." The singer whispers Geffen's name backwards in the track, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper. Geffen ran Simon's Elektra record label at the time of the song's release.
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Anonymous said…
And all these years I was convinced it was me. Indeed, I still am. Hrumph! "I'm so vain. I bet I think this song is about me, Don't I. Don't I" Damn straight.