YOU’RE SO VAIN - CARLY SIMON - 1973

NEWS

•President Nixon on national TV, accepted responsibility, but not blame for Watergate.

•Talks with North Viet Nam led to a Peace Accord, our troops & POW’s would be coming home.

•Skylab was launched.

•The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City and so does the Sears Tower in Chicago.

•The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.

 

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT

•MOVIES: “The Sting” “American Graffiti” and “The Exorcist” 

•T.V.: “All In The Family” “The Waltons” & “Sanford and Son” “The Odd Couple”

•The Battle of the Sexes; Bobby Riggs declared there wasn’t a woman who could beat him…Woman’s champ Billy Jean King did just that in 3 quick sets.

•Secretariat, won the Runs for the Roses, the Black Eyed Susan’s and the Carnations otherwise known as the Triple Crown 

•Foreman beat Frazier for the heavyweight championship

•Airbags were first used by the public in the Oldsmobile Toronado

•Kids were playing with  Raleigh Chopper Bikes, Toy guns, Shrinky Dinks, Pente, Dungeons and Dragons

 

DEAD

•Betty Grable: December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973 Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy noted in an interview that Grable was his inspiration for founding the Playboy empire.

•Bruce Lee: 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973

•Jim Croce: January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973

•Bobby Darin: May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973

 

#1@1

•This is Carly Simon's biggest hit and is considered her signature song.

•The song is ranked at #72 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time.  

•The person Simon is singing about in this song remains a mystery, as she has never made it clear who she wrote it about.  

•In an interview Simon said that the song was about "men," not a specific "man."   Rumors include Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens, and Mick Jagger, all of whom she had affairs with. 

•David Cassidy and David Geffen and have been cited by the press as speculative candidates as well.

•Here’s Carly Simon and You’re So Vain, the Number 1 @ 1 from January 1973.

 



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