The Simon Sisters
|The Simon Sisters|
The Simon Sisters was a folk music sister duo consisting of Carly Simon and Lucy Simon. They released three albums in the 1960s before Lucy left to get married. Lucy had a minor solo career and released two albums in the 1970s before having more recent success writing music for Broadway plays. Beginning in 1971, Carly would go on to a very successful solo career that saw the release of over 25 studio albums, producing 13 Top 40 hits, as well as two Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award.
Background and history
The duo would hitchhike up to Provincetown, MA in the summer of 1964, and sing at a local bar called The Moors. Their repertoire consisted of folk music, peppered with a few original compositions. They were signed to Kapp Records that same year, and released their only albums with the record label: Meet The Simon Sisters (also released as "The Simon Sisters - Winkin' Blinkin' and Nod") and Cuddlebug. They had a minor hit with the single "Winkin' Blinkin' And Nod", a children's poem by Eugene Field that Lucy had put to music. They performed both "Winkin' Blinkin' And Nod" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" on the Hootenanny TV series, and those performances ware selected for inclusion in the DVD set. In 1969, the duo was signed by Columbia Records and released a third album, The Simon Sisters Sing the Lobster Quadrille and Other Songs for Children, later re-released by Columbia in 1973 as Lucy & Carly – The Simon Sisters Sing for Children.
- 1964: Meet The Simon Sisters
- 1964: Cuddlebug
- 1969: The Simon Sisters Sing the Lobster Quadrille and Other Songs for Children
Compilations and reissues
- 1973: Lucy & Carly – The Simon Sisters Sing for Children
- 2006: Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod: The Kapp Recordings (Limited Edition CD)
- 2008: Carly & Lucy Simon Sing Songs for Children
- SIMON CARLY (April 18, 2012). "ASCAP Founders Award". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
- "Carly Simon Official Website - Timeline". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on December 28, 2005. Retrieved 2015-05-29.
- "Carly Simon - Biography| Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
- The Best of Hootenanny DVD set packaging. Produced by Robert S. Bader, Shout! Factory LLC 2007