Neil Sedaka


With scores of hit singles, countless platinum and gold records, and more than four decades worth of recognition as one of pop music's legendary pioneers, Neil Sedaka's impressive track record continues to grow. His compositions have become standards that remain timeless. Chart toppers such as "Oh Carol," "Stairway to Heaven," "Calendar Girl," "Little Devil," "Where the Boys Are," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," "Next Door to an Angel," "Stupid Cupid," and "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" have become part of our lives - songs that can instantly take us back to special moments. These songs made Sedaka one of the original creators of the "New York City Sound" of the late fifties and early sixties - the legendary "Brill Building Days," when the Brill Building and Don Kirshner's team of songwriters, including Carole King and Paul Simon, were the center of the pop music world. But this was merely the first act in a career that has not ceased to evolve and entertain.

As the author of more than 1,000 songs, the accolades showered on Neil Sedaka have been numerous - introduction to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, a street named after him in his hometown of Brooklyn, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - but they all serve as perfunctory recognition to a body of work that continues to grow and never ceases to entertain. Live performances have always been a hallmark of the Sedaka career, and over a period of forty years of performing, has taken him to some of the most hallowed and respected concert stages around the world. London's Royal Albert Hall has always been a favorite and his appeal in England has only grown over the years. His live performances, often with a full orchestra, continue to be enormous draws in Las Vegas, Reno, and Atlantic City.

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