Now that we’ve put that behind us, who was “... so vain ...”?
Carly's record producer.
I heard it was Mick Jagger.
Supposedly, it was Shirley McClain's brother, whatzhizname.
Dunno, but he probably thinks the song is about him.
RE: Now that weve put that behind us, who was ... so vain ...?
We now know who Carly Simon was referring to.
A representative for Simon confirmed that the name whispered during the song is “David”.
Multiple media outlets quickly reported that the subject was actually Simon’s former boss at Elektra, David Geffen, and that the song had been inspired by her jealousy of the attention Geffen had lavished on label-mate Joni Mitchell.
The following day, Jim Hart, Simon’s ex-husband and close friend, denied that the song was about Geffen.
Simon’s publicist confirmed that the song was not about Geffen, but that there was indeed “a David who is connected to the song in some way, shape, or form,” and Simon noted that when she first wrote the song in 1971, she hadn’t even met David Geffen yet.
Vanity Fair noted that in addition to “David”, “Warren” and an unintelligible name are whispered during the recording, revealing it was at least partially influenced by him all along.
Having said that, can someone trace who the mysterious ELEANOR RIGBY was?
Journalists have been pestering Paul and Ringo ( the last two living Beatles ), but they refused to give them an answer.
And given your screen name, what was that one thing he wouldn’t do?