Today’s birthdays include Carly Simon (67), guitarists Ian McDonald of Foreigner and Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult (Don’t Fear The Reaper), are both blowing out 66 candles, and George Michael is 49.

On this day in 1967 during a North American tour, The Jimi Hendrix Experience gave a free afternoon concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.  That night they played another two shows at the Filmore Auditorium – though not for free.

Back to birthday girl Carly Simon, her 1973 hit You’re So Vain has been the topic of discussion since its release, with numerous guesses as to who was the subject of the song.  Most guesses name Warren Beatty, but several years ago Richard Perry, who produced Carly’s single and the album it came from, gave a little different answer.

Here’s what he said.




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