For years, fans have wondered who Mr ‘So Vain’ is in Carly Simon’s hit ’70s farewell song.
So can you believe Warren Beatty is the star he thinks the song is about?
Beatty has just fallen into controversy after he was accused of a historic sexual abuse case against a child in the ’70s, which he, at the time of publication, had not addressed publicly. . Simon has nothing to do with this case. You can read more here.
However, after the release You are useless back in 1972, Carly Simon became famous.
And in the 50 years since, (this year marks the song’s 50th anniversary), she’s been repeatedly asked who’s at the heart of the song.
Beatty, now 85, is the front-runner, after Simon released a new version of the song a year later, which included whispers hidden behind his back.
Fans are sure that the name they hear whispering on the new version is “Warren”.
But over time, Simon hasn’t done much to help her fans solve their problems.
In a 1983 interview with washington articles She said, “Looks like it’s about Warren Beatty.
“He definitely thought it was about him – he called me and said, ‘Thanks for the song.'”
Then, in 2015, Simon admitted the second sentence was about Beatty.
“I had you years ago, when I was still innocent/ You said we were a good couple/ And that I would never leave/ But I gave away the things I loved and one of them it’s me”, the verse read.
The pair are said to have been linked in the early 70’s.
But Simon also said People’s magazine“that doesn’t mean the other two verses are also Warren’s.”
Later in life, Simon revealed that her #1 hit was actually about three men, including Beatty. She did not name the others.
Simon was previously married to James Taylor and was in a relationship with Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, Jack Nicholson and Cat Stevens.