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Photographed by Jack Robinson, Vogue, September 1971. Carly Simon.

Photographed by Jack Robinson, Vogue, September 1971.
Carly Simon.

You’re So Vain?

In January of 1973,?You’re So Vain?was the # 1 hit song on the radio. Carly Simon had just married fellow pop-superstar James Taylor a month before, so when?You’re So Vain?hit the airwaves, it stirred intense curiosity about which one of her previous lovers was the subject of this wry nod to the male ego.

A radio station in Los Angeles had their listeners call in to cast their ballot as to who they thought the song was about. Was it Mick Jagger? Cat Stevens? Warren Beatty? Kris Kristofferson? It was common knowledge that she had been involved with each of them in the past. To this day, she is still asked the question “Who is You’re So Vain about??

Will you ever reveal who You’re So Vain is about?

I don’t see why I ever would. What would it advance? I wrote that song in the days when people kept confidences to themselves.?Carly Simon

?Was ?You?re So Vain about Warren Beatty?
It certainly sounds like it was about Warren Beatty. He certainly thought it was about him – he called me and said thanks for the song. At the time I met him he was still relatively undiscovered as a Don Juan. I felt I was one among thousands at that point ? it hadn?t reached, you know, the populations of small countries.?Carly Simon
The Washington Post 1983

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Jeremy Irons uses the gayest excuse yet to oppose gay marriage

Jeremy Irons uses the gayest excuse yet to oppose gay marriage.

Jeremy Irons, the Oscar-winning actor, has provoked outrage by suggesting that same sex marriage laws could allow fathers to marry their sons to avoid paying inheritance tax.

He also expressed fears that the battle for equal rights could ?debase? marital law.

The 64-year-old said he ?doesn?t have a strong feeling either way? on gay marriage but suggested it could be manipulated to allow fathers to pass on their estates to their sons without being taxed.

He said: ?Could a father not marry his son?”? Read more »

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