Second Cup Cafe: Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka's career has stretched for five decades and has seen the Brooklyn-raised musician go from megastar to comeback kid.

He has a new CD called "The Signature Collection" which features his old songs, demos, and new releases. To celebrate his music he's joined us on the Second Cup Cafe stage to play some of his most memorable tunes.

In the late Fifties and early Sixties, Sedaka has such chart-topping hits as "Oh, Carol," "The Diary," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" and the hit No. 1 in 1962, "Breaking up Is Hard to Do." He also wrote hist for other singers, such as Connie Francis' "Stupid Cupid." In five years he sold 40 million records around the world.

When the Beatles invaded America, Sedaka may have seemed out of sync with '60s rock, but he continued to write hits for Tom Jones, Johnny Mathis and The Fifth Dimension. And then in the 1970s, Sedaka was back with a flurry of new hits like "Laughter in the Rain," "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and "Love Will Keep Us Together."

For information on Neil's recordings and touring dates, visit his Web site, neilsedaka.com.
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