Carly Simon’s two sisters, Lucy and Joanna, died this week | Music News

Lucy, Carly and Joanna Simon in 1994; Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

A very sad news to announce concerning carly simonfamily. The singer-songwriter’s two older sisters, Lucy and Joanboth died this week, a source close to Carly confirmed to Deadline.

Lucy died of breast cancer on Thursday at the age of 82, while Joanna died of thyroid cancer on Wednesday at the age of 84.

Lucy and Carly formed the folk duo The Simon sisters in the early 1960s and recorded three albums during that decade. Perhaps their best-known song was an adaptation of the children’s poem “Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Nod,” which peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lucy released a few solo albums in the 1970s; in the early 80s, she and her husband, David Levinproduced two Grammy-winning children’s albums – 1980s In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record and 1981 In harmony 2.

Lucy’s biggest musical success was composing the 1991 Broadway musical The secret gardenwhich earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score.

She also wrote and produced music for the 1993 HBO film The Positively True Adventures of the Texas Cheerleader’s Alleged Murderer Mother.

Additionally, Lucy composed the music for a stage adaptation of Doctor Zhivagowhich did a short Broadway run in 2015.

Joanna Simon has had a long career as an opera singer, performing and recording with many orchestras over the years, including the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

From 1986 to 1992, she was an artistic correspondent for the PBS program The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour and won an Emmy Award for his reporting in 1991.

After the death in 2004 of her husband, writer Gerald Walkershe was the legendary news anchor Walter Cronkitecompanion from 2005 until his death in 2009.

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