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Reflections: A Collection of Carly Simon's Greatest Hits

Updated on November 1, 2013

Carly Simon is one of the best artists the music world has ever produced.

Born Carly Elisabeth Simon in New York on June 25, 1945, she is the very first artist in music history to win the Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe Awards for A Song Written, Composed and Performed By A Single Artist which she received in 1988 for the song "Let The River Run".

The decade Carly Simon rose to fame was marked by major political upheavals, such as the Vietnam War which finally ended in 1975, and the rise to power of notorious political leaders such as Pol Pot, Ferdinand Marcos and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Major economic changes also took place such as the oil crisis in 1973 where gasoline was rationed in many parts of the world and another in 1979.

The 70s was a grand time for women to shine. Isabel Peron became the first woman president of Argentina, Indira Gandhi and Golda Meir were Prime Ministers of India and Israel respectively and Margaret Thatcher became British Prime Minister in 1979.

Important breakthroughs in science and technology, electronics and communications which have major implications in our present lives also took place in that era.

This was the decade when the first microprocessor was built, the first floppy disks were manufactured, the first email was sent, the first test tube baby was born, the first face lift was done and the first microwave oven was marketed.

The 70s was also the great era of film with Oscar winners such as the Godfather, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Deer Hunter, and top earning films such as Grease, Saturday Night Fever, The Exorcist and Star Wars.

Carly Simon married James Taylor with whom she has 2 children, Sarah Maria Taylor and Ben Taylor who have also developed a love for music like their famous parents.

Greatest Hits Of All-Time

"Reflections" is Carly Simon's best album because it contains all her greatest hits. Some of the songs in this album are my favorites like "You're So Vain", "Legend in Your Own Time", "Anticipation", "That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" and "Haven't Go Time For The Pain".

You're So Vain which was released in November 1972 is Carly Simon's signature song and considered her best song of all time. She initially claimed that the song is about men in general and not about a particular guy. However, several of her interviews would give a hint (never a confirmation) of the men who are possibly being alluded to in the song such as Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger and Nick Nolte.

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      momscorner 3 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Hi Susan52, you're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed watching Carly Simon whose music brings back happy memories of the 70s. Thanks for liking and for leaving a brief message.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I have always enjoyed Carly Simon's music which definitely does take my mind back to the 70's. Thanks for the mem'ries!