Neil Sedaka

Genres: Documentaries Easy Listening Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Horror Movies Music & Radio Books Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Television Vocals
Tags: oldies 60s pop 50s jazz neil sedaka Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links: allmusic BBC Music page discogs IMDb lyrics lyrics official homepage other databases secondhandsongs social network vgmdb VIAF wikidata wikipedia


13 March 1939, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist Sedaka began his songwriting career with lyricist Howard Greenfield in the early 50s. During this high school period, Sedaka dated Carol Klein (later known as Carole King). For a brief period, Sedaka joined the Tokens, then won a scholarship to New York’s Juilliard School of Music. In 1958, the pianist joined Don Kirshner’s Brill Building school of instant songwriters. Sedaka’s first major hit success came with ‘Stupid Cupid’, which was an international smash for Connie Francis. The same year, Sedaka signed to RCA Records as a recording artist and enjoyed a minor US hit with ‘The Diary’. The frantic follow-up, ‘I Go Ape’, was a strong novelty record, which helped establish Sedaka. This was followed by one of his most famous songs, ‘Oh! Carol’, a US Top 10 lament directed at his former girlfriend Carole King, who replied in kind with the less...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Neil Sedaka

Email alerts for products
by Neil Sedaka