Nothing you could ever do would turn me away from you I love you now and I love you now Even though you’re ten thousand miles away I’ll love you tomorrow as I love you today
Carly Simon, “The Right Thing To Do”
Carly Simon releases her signature album on November 28, 1972. “You’re So Vain” is #72 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of All Time.
The line-up of artists who appeared on the album is amazing:
Billy Payne ~ Hammond organ Nicky Hopkins ~ piano Lowell George ~ slide guitar Jim Gordon ~ drums Bobby Keys ~ sax Mick Jagger ~ vocals James Taylor ~ vocals Bonnie Bramlett ~ vocals Linda McCartney ~ vocals Paul McCartney ~ vocals
Oh, and speaking from the point of view of a 16 year old at the time, it’s also one of the seminal album covers in rock history.
November 7, 1969 ~ After Life magazine tracks down Paul McCartney at his farm in Scotland, they put him on the cover with his family, dispelling the “Paul is dead” rumors with the headline, “Paul Is Still With Us.” The crew from Life had to do a fair amount of searching to locate McCartney’s farm, and at first he ran them off.
Their effort was rewarded when he had a change of heart and granted them an interview and photo shoot, a rare look into his private life.
“Can you spread it around that I am just an ordinary person and want to live in peace?” he says.