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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 07:17 AM
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Carly Simon takes the cash to name 1973 hit song love rat
35,000 to hear who was so vain
16.24PM BST, 6 Aug 2003
A television executive in the US has paid 35,000 to discover who singer Carly Simon said was so vain in her classic 1970s hit.

Dick Ebersol will be sworn to secrecy before being told the name during a private concert next week.

Simon has already told him that the big-headed subject of the 1973 song has the letter E in it.

So it could be Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens, Warren Beatty or her ex-husband James Taylor.

Mr Ebersol was the highest bidder in a charity auction at Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where the singer lives.

Jul 31: Carly to reveal who's so vain
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OK folks, if it's none of the above, who else are the main contenders? UK money is on 1)Ted Turner (5/2fav) 2)Ted Kennedy (4/1 2fav) 3)william jEffErson clinton (5/1) etc
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 07:28 AM
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1. I think it's James Taylor ...
I never cared for him, he always acted snooty to me.

But it may be Mick, but his association to the song is doing backing vocals. Would be nice irony though ....
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 02:40 PM
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8. James Taylor--snooty?
never

the man is a god!
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 07:43 AM
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2. I've thought for 30 years it's Jagger
And he played along with it singing backup.
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 07:46 AM
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3. An E in it? hmmm...as in
Ebersol?
:think:


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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 08:45 AM
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4. I was under the impression.............
that it was Warren Beatty. Many years ago this was a topic of discussion, and I thought Carly pointed the finger at Warren, without actually uttering his name. Perhaps it was all in my head, those were days of many chemicaly induced sojourns into my soul.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 08:59 AM
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5. From her website.
http://www.carlysimon.com/vain/vain.htm

<snip>

"In January of 1973, You're So Vain was the # 1 hit song on the radio. Carly 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."

"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."

All the above four gentlemen have an 'e' in their name, but my money is on Warren Beatty.
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 09:43 AM
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6. Thought it was Beatty too
Either him or Jagger, but since Mick sang backup, I'm leaning towards Warren.
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jos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-07-03 12:42 PM
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7. I thought it was Beatty
I remember when the song came out the DJ's all said it was Beatty. I thought this was already common knowledge.
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