NEIL SEDAKA - SHEET MUSIC SIGNED CIRCA 1978 - HFSID 251634
Sale Price $180.00
Sedaka signs sheet music from his hit "Should've Never Let You Go"
Sheet Music signed: "Neil/Sedaka" on front cover, 6p, 9x12. Sheet Music for "Should've Never Let You Go", Words and Music by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody. Sedaka is pictured with his daughter, Dara Sedaka, with whom he sang this duet on Elektra Records. Photograph by Greg Gorman. ©1978, Kiddio Music Company/Kirshner Songs/April Music Publishing. "Should've Never Let You Go", which became a Top 40 single, later appeared on his 1980 album, In the Pocket, his third album for Elektra Records. His second album for Elektra, All You Need is the Music, was released in 1978, the year this sheet music was copyrighted. Sedaka, who had teamed up with Phil Cody after 20 years of collaboration with Howard Greenfield, would also team up with Dara in 1983 for "Your Precious Love". 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. Slightly creased. Stamp of Atkins' Music Center at lower margin on front cover. Slightly soiled on verso.
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