NEIL SEDAKA - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 18681
NEIL SEDAKA B/w photo of Sedaka playing the piano and looking over his shoulder Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Margie,/Love,/Neil/Sedaka". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9¼x6 (one surface).
Sale Price $126.00
B/w photo of Sedaka playing the piano and looking over his shoulder
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Margie,/Love,/Neil/Sedaka". B/w, 10x8 overall, image 9¼x6 (one surface). Trained as a classical pianist, singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka (born in 1939) had a succession of Top 40 hits in the 1950s and 1960s. He had his first Top 10 hit in 1959 with "Oh! Carol" (resulting in Sedaka's first Grammy Award nomination), a tribute to former girlfriend Carole King, a fellow songwriter at the Brill Building. Other top songs include "Calendar Girl" (1961), "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (1962; a Grammy Award nominated number one song and his biggest hit), "Laughter in the Rain" (1974; another number one hit, this time on Elton John's Rocket label) and "Should've Never Let You Go" (1980; a single from his In the Pocket album). Sedaka, whose well known songs also include "Alice in Wonderland", "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen", "Next Door to An Angel", "Stairway to Heaven", "Run, Samson, Run" and "Stupid Cupid" (a hit for Connie Francis in 1958), had sold 25 million records worldwide by 1963. He also wrote songs for a long list of other artists, including "Love Will Keep Us Together", a huge hit for the Captain and Tennille. Sedaka still writes and releases his own new music and is a popular concert draw in both the U.S. and internationally. Minor surface creases (not evident head on). File nicks at lower blank edge, black mark at upper right edge. Fine condition.
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