Friday 20 November 2015 by Neil Tollfree

‘You’re So Vain’ is about Coronation Street’s Albert Tatlock says Carly Simon


Carly Simon You're So Vain

After keeping quiet for more than 40 years, Carly Simon has admitted that her song ‘You’re So Vain’ is about Coronation Street’s curmudgeonly school crossing warden, Albert Tatlock.

The song about a self-assured man who has women falling at his feet was a hit in 1972.

“There was something so masculine, so charismatic about Albert,” revealed Simon.

“I remember Albert reciting ‘The Girl I kissed on the stairs’ for the Mission Hall players in 1962 as one of the most powerfully sexual moments of my teenage years.”

It has long been suspected that the song was actually about Warren Beatty, but Simon laughed this off.

“Warren? God, No. I mean, don’t get me wrong, he was a sweetheart and all, but Albert Tatlock was like a wild animal in spectacles.”

“He could have any woman he wanted. I’ve never seen anyone quite like him.”

It is not the first time that Albert Tatlock was the inspiration for a popular song, with the Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil, Eminem’s ‘My Name Is…’ and Haddaway’s ‘What is Love,’ all suspected to be about the much-loved grumpy old man.

Simon is now expected to confirm that her James Bond theme ‘Nobody does it better’ is actually about Stan Ogden.

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