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By the time he was 18, Neil had left the group and went solo, releasing his first single on the Decca label. On "Snowtime" backed with "Laura Lee", Sedaka had multi-tracked his vocals and was one of the first artists to achieve this sound. The record went nowhere and his next single, "Ring - A- Rockin'" also failed to make a mark on the national charts. In 1958, Morty Craft produced Connie Francis singing a song that Neil had written called "Stupid Cupid". Neil played the piano at the session, and the song was an international best seller and gave Sedaka his first taste of success as a songwriter. By 1963, Neil was riding the wave of international success, after selling some 25 million records. In 1975, "Laughter in the Rain" was released in the United States and shot to the top of the charts. Later that same year, the Captain And Tennille took Sedaka's "Love Will Keep Us Together" to the number 1 spot in the U.S., selling over three million copies and earning a Grammy Award for Neil. By the time 1990 rolled around, Sedaka had switched gears again and began to concentrate on classical music. His most memorable effort to date has been "Classically Sedaka", a one take, six live session recording, with a 75 piece symphony orchestra. By 2002, Neil was still recording and constantly touring, much to the delight of his fans worldwide.
Neil Sedaka was born in Brighton Beach section Brooklyn, New York on March 13th 1939, and began his interest in music at the age of four, by listening to the radio program, The Make - Believe Ballroom. Neil Sedaka was playing the piano for five hours a day by the time he was eight. While attending the Abraham Lincoln High School, Neil was selected as one of the best seven New York high school classical pianists by the legendary Arthur Rubinstein and was awarded a scholarship at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. Sedaka formed a high school group called The Tokens, In 1956, who were heard by record producer, Morty Craft. Neil accepted Craft's invitation to play the chimes on a recording by the Willows called "Church Bells May Ring". Craft then recorded some singles by the Tokens which became regional hits.