Saturday, June 15, 2024

(Listen) Carly Simon’s Great New Song Accompanies Hot Literary Memoir of Rock in the 70s


Carly Simon’s great new song “I Can’t Thank You Enough” comes from her “Songs from the Trees” compilation, out next week from Rhino. It was written by Carly and son Ben Taylor. The CD accompanies her hot literary memoir of rock in the 70s, “Boys in the Trees,” out from Flatiron Press on November 24th. The book is a vivid account of Simon’s childhood, her teen years as she and sister Lucy were a singing duo in Greenwich Village, and her launch as the original Taylor-Katie-Adele circa 1970 with “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be.”

“Boys in the Trees” is written with refreshing honesty and candor, and in a structure quite like the most highly regarded celebrity memoirs by Lauren Bacall and Sidney Poitier.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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