"Carly Elisabeth Simon" (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter boom.
Simon's father was Richard L. Simon (co-founder of Simon & Schuster, Inc.), an accomplished pianist who often played Chopin and Beethoven at home. Her mother was Andrea Simon, a civil rights activist and singer. Carly was raised in the Riverdale neighborhood of New York City and has two older sisters, Joanna and Lucy, and a younger brother, Peter.
Simon married fellow singer-songwriter James Taylor on November 3, 1972. Simon and Taylor had two children, Sarah Maria "Sally" (born on January 7, 1974) and Benjamin Simon "Ben" Taylor (born on January 22, 1977), prior to their 1983 divorce. She has been married to James Hart, a writer, poet and businessman, since December 23, 1987.
After a short-lived attempt at launching a career with her sister Lucy as
"The Simon Sisters" (they had a minor hit in 1964 called "Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod" and made 3 albums together before Lucy left to get married and start a family), Carly hooked up with eclectic New York rockers Elephant's Memory for about 6...
|years active||1970 to present|
|origin||Riverdale, New York, North America|
|music genre||Pop music|