Happy birthday, Neil Sedaka

Happy birthday, Neil Sedaka! Born on March 13, 1939, Sedaka turns 75 today. Birthday greetings are pouring in on Twitter.

I love his songs. So here are three of my favourites: Oh Carol, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, and Calendar Girl. Neil Sedaka sounds really sweet.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Oh Carol

Calendar Girl

Oh Carol incidentally is named after Carole King. Sedaka dated her in high school when she was called Carol Klein. It was his first top 10 hit in America, peaking at No 9, in 1959. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do topped the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1962.

Since I mentioned her name, here’s my favourite Carole King song: I Feel The Earth Move.