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Since the early '70s, Grammy, Oscar® and Golden Globe® winner Carly Simon has been baring her soul in one heartfelt hit after another. Her songs have chronicled the ups and downs of her life—from her marriage and divorce to pop icon James Taylor to the birth of their two children, Sally and Ben. Carly has also gained inspiration from her very private battles with depression and breast cancer.

One of the music industry's biggest mysteries revolves around Carly and her 1973 Billboard hit song, "You're So Vain." For decades fans have wondered who the song was written about—but Carly's lips are sealed. In fact, the only media member she has told her well-kept secret to is Dick Ebersol, an NBC executive who won a $50,000 auction to hear her muse's name. Oprah says now might be a good time to name names, but Carly just smiles. "Nice try, there," says Carly's daughter, Sally.
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FROM: Mary J. Blige, Carly Simon and Corinne Bailey Rae
Published on January 16, 2007

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