As a look back on their spectacular year as UK City of Culture 2013, Walled City Records in association with Iris Records and Derry City Council are releasing Mairead Carlin and Damian McGinty's version of Carly Simon's iconic hit song 'Let The River Run'.
Their version of the song, which Carly Simon described as 'absolutely stunningly wonderful', will be released on Jan. 20th at iTunes and Amazon from the following links:
Guests at the 2013 Oceana Partners Award Gala in Los Angeles, CA were treated to a live musical performance from Carly Simon and Natasha Bedingfield. The event was attended by leaders from the entertainment, business and philanthropic communities that support Oceana’s efforts to protect the world’s oceans. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and HBO CEO Richard Plepler were the night’s special guests and spoke about the importance of Oceana’s work and ocean conservation. Learn more about Oceana at http://oceana.org
As a surprise special guest, Carly Simon joined Taylor Swift on stage tonight to sing You're So Vain together. It was the second night of Swift's sold-out Red Tour at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. For Simon, who only occasionally appears live in concert, performing before a crowd of 55,000 was a momentous occasion.
Earlier in the week, Taylor Swift tweeted "I feel like I definitely get along with people roughly 45% more if they know all the words to 'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon.", which moved thousands of her devoted fans become familiar with Carly Simon's iconic hit song. Watch Entire Performance (Audience Member Video)
Simon's yet-to-be titled book will be about her childhood as a daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of Simon & Schuster, the discovery of her life-altering stammer, her meteoric rise and unparalleled career in music, and her loves, including her marriage to James Taylor.
Carly commented, "I was born into the world of book publishing. My father, the co- founder of Simon and Schuster, published many stories in their autobiographical form, and after I finally understood that making books wasn't just about glue, scotch tape and thick paisley paper, I was old enough to read some of them. (By that time I was also keeping a diary: 'Dear Diary, tonight we had peas and carrots and chocolate pudding for desert.') After years of keeping journals and writing lyrics for my tunes, I have developed a strong interest in seeing how my life might just string together in a longer form. I know I'll be looking for a strong chorus, like a repeating dream or theme. I am thrilled to be writing for Random House. I know both of my parents would be smiling and proud."