It’s been many years of speculation around who this Carly Simon break up song is about. Mick Jagger was widely considered to be the topic but Simon denies that . She also denies it’s about former husband James Taylor or music mogul David Geffen.
In an interview Warren Beatty said, “Let’s be honest. That song was about me.” Simon is quoted saying that Beatty “certainly thought it was about him — he called me and said thanks for the song…”
Over the years Simon has divulged “letter clues” and has claimed that the subject’s name contains the letters A, E, and R.