Carly Simon stays silent about who was so vain

Fri May 2, 2008 2:10pm EDT
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By Steve James

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now that the identity of "Deep Throat," the secret source in the Watergate case, has been revealed, there is really only one lingering mystery from the 1970s.

Who was songwriter Carly Simon singing about in her 1973 song "You're So Vain?"

"I have told people," Simon, who has just released a new album "This Kind of Love," said in an interview.

She may have told a few friends, but millions of people still speculate about the person who "walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht."

The man whose horse won at Saratoga, and who flew a Lear jet up to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun.

Simon's fans want to know if it was Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty, Cat Stevens, Kris Kristofferson, or perhaps another man she was close to.

Simon, 62, said she has never been interviewed without being asked to identify the mystery person with the big ego.

"Everyone always asks me. I don't know why people are so interested," she said. "Tell me, you must know."   Continued...

<p>Carly Simon arrives at the Museum of Television &amp; Radio's annual gala in New York, February 8, 2007. REUTERS/Chip East</p>