Carly Simon

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1996 (The 1997 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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No Secrets (1972)

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Anticipation (1971)
You're So Vain (1972)
Mockingbird (1974)

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Will Carly Simon be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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A big defintely for Carly Simon getting into the Hall Of Fame.:)

Posted by Dan L on Saturday, 11.18.06 @ 12:58pm


I'm not sure how you can induct James Taylor and leave out Carly Simon.

Posted by A-Killa on Friday, 08.24.07 @ 13:27pm


I agree she should be in there with him.

Posted by Dan L on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 10:20am


I bet she thinks the Hall of Fame is about her. Doesn't she, doesn't she?

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 03.12.08 @ 15:13pm


Carly Simon without a doubt should be in the rock & roll hall of fame by now as well as Linda Ronstadt and Heart too!

Posted by JW on Saturday, 01.17.09 @ 05:45am


How can you put in a complete bore like Bonnie Raitt and snub the much more talented Carly Simon? Carly's music resonated throughout stadiums bringing excitement to all. Raitt's music resonated best in elevators.

Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 05.12.09 @ 22:46pm


Say, that is true about Bonnie Raitt. She's a fantastic guitar player, expecially in blues, but she really is kinda boring.

Posted by billfold on Saturday, 11.7.09 @ 15:09pm


Eligible since 1996 and never even considered? Shame on you Hall of Fame voters . . . shame, shame, shame . . .

As for Bonnie Raitt, her later "hit" stuff may be best suited for elevators, but give a listen to her early albums, the ones that came out when no one knew who the hell she was . . . you'll find some great, great music therein . . .

Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 23:44pm


I'm surprised she's never even been considered. She should already have been in.

I'm willing to bet she gets in on her first nomination.


Posted by Matt Love on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 18:55pm


Matt Love...she's been eligible since 1996. Don't hold your breath...

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 03.22.10 @ 18:59pm


The only reason Carly Simon has no been inducted is because the voting bloc has a bias against women artists. There are so few women that have been inducted and who deserve to be. Carole King, Pat Benatar, Heart, Linda Rondstadt, Diana Ross (solo) Tina Turner (solo) Joan Jett, Connie Francis, Melanie, the Go Go's and yes Carly Simon. It's a crime that these voters don't value what these amazing artists have contributed to rock and roll music.

Posted by dan Martel on Saturday, 03.27.10 @ 07:08am


I like Carly Simon- but as she hasn't been considered since becoming eligible, I wouldn't count on it, either.

While she's made some good stuff, I suppose the committee doesn't feel she's been a landmark artist or anything.

I doubt any of the other ladies you mentioned will be considered anytime soon. Pat Benatar is one of my favorites, but she was never a big critical hit- same with Heart (and the 85-on commercialized work probably hurt Heart- though i do like many of those songs).

Posted by JR on Saturday, 03.27.10 @ 12:03pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds81S61UvPA

Coming Around Again is about reincarnation!

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 09:43am


Carly Simon is the daughter of publishing giant Richard Simon of Simon & Schuster.

Richard Leo Simon (March 6, 1899 July 29, 1960) was an American businessman, the co-founder of the publishing house Simon & Schuster. Born in New York City, his brother was music critic and author George T. Simon. A graduate of Columbia University, he had four children with wife Andrea (Heinemann) Simon: former opera singer and New York real estate agent Joanna Simon; Broadway score writer Lucy Simon; singer-songwriter Carly Simon; and photographer Peter Simon.
Simon died in 1960 after suffering a heart attack. Simon was a resident of Fieldston, an area within Riverdale in the Bronx.[1]

Posted by Roy on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 12:18pm


I've listened to Carly Simon for years, and she is in my Top 10 list of artists/bands that 'should have been in the R&RHOF by now'. I agree with the above comments, except for the one about how the Hall is against women. Although its partly true because of the fact Patti Smith and Blondie are in the Hall, but some of those other female hitmakers probably won't get in (or at least not right away). And because of her similarities and connections to James Taylor, I'm shocked she's not in already. I know if she does indeed get nominated, the majority will put her in.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Wednesday, 03.2.11 @ 00:48am


I'm not sure the Hall is all that biased against women...this might be news to Aretha Franklin, the Supremes, Joni Mitchell, Grace Slick, Crissie Hynde, Patty Smith, and half of Abba, among others.

Does anyone think that she will reveal the subject of "You're So Vain" if inducted?

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 04.13.11 @ 12:59pm


One interesting tidbit about Carly Simon: she is the first, and only one of two, to win a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe for the same song, "Let the River Run" (from the movie, "Working Girl").

The other is Bruce Springsteen for "Philadelphia".

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 04.13.11 @ 14:00pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0A7jAVDPJU&ob

Coming Around Again is about reincarnation.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 04.13.12 @ 07:40am


she is sexy clothes on

Posted by happy on Sunday, 05.20.12 @ 12:07pm


this singing deva goddess should be in..
she can an does it all!

Posted by Happy on Monday, 06.4.12 @ 20:05pm


The inductions of Rush, Heart and Randy Newman will increase the chances of Carly Simon being nominated, if not inducted outright in the not too distant future.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 02.5.13 @ 09:08am


Carly Simon being inducted before Carole King in the performers category would be so wrong.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.5.13 @ 09:16am


She didn't do on purpose, but she did embarrass Jann Wenner in a movie where she was in a scene with him (and John Travolta) He holds a grudge.
Bad politics. She deserves to be inducted, but there you have it.

Posted by Bemylove on Monday, 02.18.13 @ 20:00pm


Which movie are you talking about?

Posted by Roy on Monday, 02.18.13 @ 21:18pm


I find it extremely disappointing that Carly Simon has not been inducted yet. She has deserved this honor for the past 17 years, let's get her in next year!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 05.16.13 @ 00:41am


Carly Simon deserves to be inducted for writing "You're So Vain," "Anticipation," "Jesse" and "Let The River Run." Of course, I am surprised that no one has listed "No Secrets" as her essential album. :-(

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.18.13 @ 23:44pm


With the recent inductions of Randy Newman, Cat Stevens, and yes, Linda Ronstadt (even though she did not write her own songs), the absence of Carly Simon is disheartening. Carly Simon has a five decade long career of excellence.

Of course, I would also like to see: Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar and Kate Bush, as solo artists, inducted as well. Sade also deserves to be inducted, as well as her namesake band.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 05.24.14 @ 14:37pm


Anticipation * You Belong To Me * That's The Way I Heard It Should Be * Haven't Got Time For The Pain * You're So Vain * Nobody Does It Better * Let The River Run * Coming Around Again

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 07.20.14 @ 09:49am


James Taylor is in as a performer. Paul Simon is in as a solo artist and as a member of Simon & Garfunkel. Laura Nyro is in posthumously. Carole King is in as a songwriter. Cat Stevens is in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Linda Ronstadt is in as a performer, for singing other people's songs.

Shouldn't Carly Simon be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, as a performer, also?

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.17.14 @ 12:26pm


The fact that Carly Simon has not been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, as of yet, is still quite disheartening. Of course, the fact that Jim Croce has not yet been inducted is also an egregious omission, as well.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 09.10.14 @ 06:48am


Carly Simon is one of my favorite songwriters of all time. She definitely deserves induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 10.5.14 @ 14:30pm


It is quite encouraging to see Roger Friedman supporting Carly Simon's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. By the way, I would like to wish Carly a very Happy Birthday!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 06.27.15 @ 01:09am


Along with Chicago, I have been familiar with the music of Carly Simon for well over 4 decades. My appreciation of Carly Simon's music goes back farther than even my first exposure to "progressive
rock." In fact, it may be possible that due to
the orchestration behind Carly Simon's songs, in addition to the song 'Classical Gas' that had developed a later and almost lifelong interest in
progressive rock. I owe Carly Simon and Mason Williams a huge debt of gratitude.

Carly Simon is long overdue for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Let's induct Carly in 2016!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.16.15 @ 06:12am


Of all of the female singer/songwriters who have not been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, I like Carly Simon and Helen Folasade Adu, aka Sade, the best. They are followed by Carole King (previously inducted as a songwriter), Stevie Nicks (previously inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac), Grace Slick (previously inducted as a member of Jefferson Airplane), Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Tracy Chapman, Suzanne Vega and Alicia Keys.

Carly Simon does not just have an extraordinary voice but she can write fantastic songs, play a piano and give depth and meaning to her songs. Other than perhaps the late Karen Carpenter and of course, Sade, I have not enjoyed any artist's vocals more. This does not mean that I do not like the "prog mother" aka Grace Slick, or Annie Haslam of Renaissance; I do, but just not as much as those other three.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.23.15 @ 12:29pm


In my honest opinion, Carly Simon is unquestionably one of the greatest singer/ songwriters of all time. She has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 09.5.15 @ 06:44am


How is Laura Nyro in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but Carly Simon isn't!?

Posted by Zack on Thursday, 11.26.15 @ 19:30pm


Zack,

I often wonder about the same thing. How is it even remotely possible that Carly Simon has not yet been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 11.26.15 @ 19:53pm


It's absurd that she's not in the Hall of Fame. Huge credentials. Did the committee forget how to spell her name??? C A R L Y S I M O N .

Posted by Mike on Monday, 12.28.15 @ 20:13pm


Among the list of greatest singer/ songwriters, Carly Simon has been mentioned frequently. She had even been previously inducted into the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame.

Along with Chicago, I have been familiar with the music of Carly Simon for well over 4 decades. My appreciation of Carly Simon's music goes back farther than even my first exposure to "progressive rock." In fact, it may be possible that due to
the orchestration behind Carly Simon's songs, in addition to the song 'Classical Gas' that I had developed a later and almost lifelong interest in progressive rock. I owe Carly Simon and Mason Williams a huge debt of gratitude.

Carly Simon is long overdue for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Let's induct Carly in 2017!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 13:21pm


Among the list of greatest singer/songwriters, Carly Simon has been mentioned frequently. She had even been previously inducted into the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame.

Along with Chicago, I have been familiar with the music of Carly Simon for well over 4 decades. My appreciation of Carly Simon's music goes back farther than even my first exposure to "progressive rock." In fact, it may be possible that due to
the orchestration behind Carly Simon's songs, in addition to the song 'Classical Gas' that I had developed a later and almost lifelong interest in progressive rock. I certainly owe Carly Simon and Mason Williams a huge debt of gratitude.

Carly Simon is long overdue for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Let's nominate and induct Carly in 2018!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 01.29.17 @ 12:20pm


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