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It is with great sadness we just learned about the passing of our beloved friend Joan Rivers. She was a comedic genius. Her spirit and charitable heart made her all the more special. We join her friends and fans throughout the world in sending our sincere sympathy to Melissa & Cooper. Joan, you will be missed!
Neil would like to extend his thanks to all of his friends and fans in the UK for the overwhelming response “Neil Sedaka: King of Song“. Neil has read every e-mail and Facebook comment and really appreciates everyone’s kind words.
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“Neil Sedaka: King of Song” will be making its World Premiere on BBCFour on February 14, 2014 at 9:00pm. This documentary tells the story of Neil’s life and career, in which he had two distinct periods of success. Between 1958 and 1963 he sold over 25 million records, but then his career nose-dived after the Beatles and the British Invasion hit the USA. Leaving his homeland, he found success in the UK in the early 1970s and relaunched his career before returning to the US and achieving new stardom with songs like Solitaire and Laughter in the Rain. Featuring interviews with David Foster, Phil Cody, Anthony DeCurtis, Rich Podolsky and others!
There will be an encore presentation of “Neil Sedaka: King of Song” on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 12:45AM
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“From 1958 to 1963, Neil Sedaka sold 25 million records – more than anyone except Elvis Presley. He thought he could do no wrong. A year later, however, he was all but off the charts, swept away by The Beatles and the British Invasion. The deejays stopped playing his records, and the public stopped buying them.
For 12 agonizing years, Sedaka battled to get back on the charts – back to respectability. Then, one magical night, he performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and his new songs were greeted with thunderous applause. Soon, Elton John, the biggest rock’n’roll star of the decade, was offering to sign Neil to his new label, Rocket Records. Then, in Janaury 1975, ‘Laughter in the Rain’ hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, sealing one of the most amazing comebacks in music history.
This vivid and authoritative book, written with full access to Sedaka and those closest to him, tells the absorbing story of how he overcame one obstacle after another on his way back to the top. With a foreword by Elton John and an afterword by songwriter Phil Cody, this is the story of the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll survivor.” – From the back cover.
“Neil Sedaka: Rock ‘N’ Roll Survivor” is now available wherever books are sold.