Wrote "Anticipation" (1971) about love interest Cat Stevens.
Her song "You're So Vain" (released in late 1972) was a number one pop hit in 1973.
Won the 1972 Grammy for Best New Artist
Children with James Taylor: Sally Taylor (b. 7 January 1974) and Ben Taylor (b. 22 January 1977).
Sister, Lucy Simon, is a singer; brother, Peter Simon, is a photojournalist; sister, Joanna Simon, is an opera singer, was an Emmy-winning arts correspondent for "The Robert MacNeil Report" (1975), and is the VP of Fox Residential Group real estate.
In November 2001, "Let the River Run", her award-winning theme song from Working Girl (1988), was used in a memorable public service ad produced for the US Postal Service. The ad, entitled "Pride", was a response to the 9/11 and anthrax attacks of 2001, and was intended to restore confidence and improve morale for the USPS.
Carly's mother Andrea and her close personal friend Jacqueline Kennedy died four months apart. Carly wrote 'Like a River' for her mother and 'Touched by the Sun' for Jackie.Both songs appear on her 1994 'Letter's Never Sent' album.
Diagnosed with breast cancer [October 1997]
In 2003, she held an auction for a charity on Martha's Vineyard where she offered to tell the high bidder who the song "You're So Vain" is about. The winning bidder was Dick Ebersol, the president of NBC Sports, who paid $50,000. Ebersol had to sign a confidentiality agreement, but was allowed to give one hint - the man's name contains the letter "E". Carly has since added an additional hint - the man's name also contains the letter "A".
Son, Ben Taylor, is the lead singer of The Ben Taylor Band. They were the support for Sheryl Crow on her 2003 European tour.
2003, fractured her shoulder falling in the bathtub.
In support of her latest album, "Moonlight Serenade" (July 2005), she has said she will be making public appearances, in direct defiance of her long-standing stage fright, about which she now says she "no longer has time for that negativity".
Her daughter, Sally Taylor is expecting Carly's first grandchild in September 2007.
Grandmother of Bodhi Taylor Bragonier, born 4 October 2007.