Happy birthday, Neil Sedaka! Born on March 13, 1939, Sedaka turns 75 today. Birthday greetings are pouring in on Twitter.
Happy Birthday to pop/rock singer, pianist, and composer Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939). pic.twitter.com/nQNaK3IoTd
— ♪ Sunshine Brown ♪ (@_MusicalOne_) March 13, 2014
Neil Sedaka – Oh! Carol (original version) Happy birthday Neil Sedaka 75 today! http://t.co/ELDhOlgpeR
— Paul Brooks (@lennonlounge) March 13, 2014
Happy birthday Neil Sedaka (b. 1939) a great songwriter http://t.co/TMhuchQv32
— Tony Gibbs (@tonygibbs1) March 13, 2014
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 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.