Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Happy Birthday, Carly Simon, Finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (It’s About Time)


Wishing Carly Simon the happiest of birthdays today.

The famed singer songwriter was always the classiest of all the 70s legends. And now she’s finally in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s about time!

So many hits, like “Coming Around Again” and “Let the River Run,” “Anticipation” and, of course, the still classic “You’re So Vain.” Before there was Taylor Swift or Katy Perry or any of the popular girls today, there was Carly Simon.

And she’s an author, too. Not only did her write her own memoir, she wrote one about her friendship with Jackie Kennedy Onassis. And who knows? Maybe there’s more in store for her. I know a movie is being planned about her life. And next year is the 50th anniversary of her watershed album, “No Secrets.”

Happy Birthday, Carly!

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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