Where would pop music and rock n’ roll be without Neil Sedaka? Well, it would mean many musicians would never have reached the Top 40 without the lyrics he penned. At the ripe age of 16, Sedaka published his first song and both Sedaka and close friend Howard Greenfield eventually became the go-to songwriters of the 50s and 60s. While his most famous songs have topped the charts, the changing environment of music and record labels in the 80s welcomed Sedaka with unopened arms. But in the past 10 years, Sedaka has seen much success and recently published a children’s CD and book Waking Up Is Hard to Do, based off his famous song Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. Patt talks with the singer-songwriter about his illustrious musical career and what’s ahead for pop music.
Neil Sedaka, American pop singer and songwriter, whose most famous songs include Calendar Girls and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do; Sedaka recently recorded a children’s CD and book, entitled Waking Up Is Hard To Do