Carly Simon reveals ‘You’re So Vain’ mystery man

February 26, 2010 · Posted in Commentary 

I am old enough to appreciate this stunning new revelation.  For me, it is on the order of finding out the identity of ‘Deep Throat’ in the Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon administration.

Carly Simon’s first hit song, ‘You’re So Vain’, came out in 1972.  Ever since then, Warren Beatty and Mick Jagger have been suspected of being the subject of the song.  It turns out that speculation was way off base.  According to an article in Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Carly whispers the name of David Geffen backwards on an updated version of her hit song.  David Geffen was the head of Carly’s label, Elektra Reciords, back then.  Carly was resentful that Geffen was putting more effort into promoting Joni Mitchell, her rival.

Now if we can only find out where Jimmy Hoffa is buried.

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