American singer, pianist, composer and producer. Born, March 13, 1939, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Married to Leba Sedaka since 11 September 1962 with whom they have a daughter, Dara Sedaka and a son, Marc. First cousin of Eydie Gormé.
Neil Sedaka, in a recent 2010 interview stated that it was the arrival of the British Invasion, most notably The Beatles who halted his singing career, in the early 60's.
Collaborating with songwriting partners, Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody, he penned numerous hits written for Connie Francis, Carpenters, Captain And Tennille among others. He credits Elton John for reviving his singing career in the mid-70's. John signed him to his new The Rocket Record Company label and sang on "Bad Blood". That first LP couldn't have had a more appropriate title, simply "Sedaka's Back".
- 18 Vocals
- 29 Instruments & Performance
- 1890 Writing & Arrangement
- 4 Featuring & Presenting
- 1 Conducting & Leading
- 67 Production
- 9 Acting, Literary & Spoken