Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Carly Simon Reflects on the Death of Her Friend, Judy Belushi, Who’s Died at Age 73


Carly Simon wrote about her friend, Judy Belushi, tonight on Instagram. They met nearly 50 years ago. It was Carly and James Taylor who introduced John and Judy to Martha’s Vineyard.

Lately, Simon and other friends had been writing and producing music for Judy, which we may hear one day.

Carly wrote: “I’m one of the lucky people who got to occasionally visit with Judy in the wee spaces in the afternoons when she was up for a conversation, a laugh, a song.

“If I’m not wrong or if I’m not overly bragging, I think it might have been James, my husband way back when and myself, who first introduced Judy and John to the Vineyard.

“I knew her all of a sudden many times and I will especially remember her this last season with The Ukulele Ladies and their songs, as well as the song I am proud to have collaborated on (four in the morning) with her.

“My son, Ben, was mixing her music with Luke, sitting on the couch just a few weeks ago. Oh Judy what a large, laughing, loving space you have left. I love you and will always relish your dearness. It will fan out gently always, through time and space.”

Roger Friedman
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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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