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David Geffen, Vain? You’re Kidding Us Carly Simon

No it wasn’t Kris Kristofferson or Warren Beatty, but David Geffen that Carly Simon considered “so vain” — at least according to a new track that, when played in reverse, reveals the target’s first name. David, of course, is a big gay, and at the time was head of Simon’s Elektra label. But don’t confuse “enjoys having cute younger guys as his lovers,” like boyfriend Jeremy Lingvall, as vanity. That’d be jumping to conclusions.

UPDATE: Or not.

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