Carly Simon Reveals "Your So Vain" inspiration

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    This and just who was Deep Throat have bothered me for years. And just with the revelation of who Deep Throat was - I am again disappointed. The inspiration was David Geffen. Does anyone know that name off the top of their head?

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wasn't he a record producer?

    2. davidwpa profile image61
      davidwpaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      She retracted her statement that Geffen was her inspiration.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I am very impressed. Yes he was. Apparently he treated another singer better than Simon at some point in her career and that's what the song was about.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Now if they would only unseal the JFK assasination files - I could really relax.

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What do you wanta know?

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

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    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    He is also the subject of Joni Mitchell's "Free man in Paris"

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      really!!! this is getting a little more intersting now.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        yes it is, she is the other woman...
        I'll have to take a listen to this song.

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          A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Other woman?  Geffen is gay!

          1. rebekahELLE profile image86
            rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            no, I didn't mean that way. Geffen was giving more prominence to one of mitchells songs.

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              A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Oh, I always thought it was James Taylor, he seems like a dick!

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                TamCorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Admit it Tex...actually, you probably think that song was about YOU, don't you, don't you???

                Sorry, just couldn't resist...lol


                Tammy

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    Beelzedadposted 8 years ago

    Wasn't that song about Mick Jagger?

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      Will Bensonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I remember that was the rumor at the time that she did the song.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        rumors speculated either Jagger, James Taylor, Warren Beatty.

        songs like that are fun, it really is a great song.

  6. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    i'm a huge music follower nelle. yes, I think he was producer of the label that released the single. the other songwriter was joni mitchell.

    not sure we'll ever know the mystery of jfk. hmm

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Texan, who knows what's in those files that they sealed until a generation died. But the more I've read from reputable sources, the more intriqued I am.

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know whats in them

  8. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    yeah, she had us all tricked. I had heard that a while back, but never knew for sure it was Geffen.

  9. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    it would have been funny if Deep Throat WAS her inspiration

  10. girly_girl09 profile image74
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Always guessed it was Mick Jagger...my world is totally upside down now. wink

  11. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    I don't believe her!!!!!

  12. RNMSN profile image89
    RNMSNposted 8 years ago

    linda lovelace
      but actually deep throat makes me and hubby/really hubby/ his synapes are still synapsing...mine only nap///////////

    but anyway deep throat was the guy from the newspaper that exposed Nixon for what every president since heavens knows when had been doing for many many yrs....Im not justifying (even if I did vote for nixon....twice)   im just saying is all

    and david geffen? gross...he loved beautiful and talented and well know artists and singers on his arms of course
    (in public)
    but he was a man who walked another way in the romm behind closed doors...ugh cool song though

  13. RNMSN profile image89
    RNMSNposted 8 years ago

    anyone old enough out there
    haha
    or uninhibited enough
    to admit seeing linda lovelace?
    she was pretty
    not as pretty as barbie but almost
    ok guys fess it all up haha

 
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