“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
For more information on the broadcast, please click here.
Neil will be appearing on NBC’s Today Show on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 10:30AM EST to discuss Rich Podolsky’s book “Neil Sedaka: Rock ‘N’ Roll Survivor” and “The Real Neil“. Please check your local listings.
“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.
Please be sure to tune into SiriusXM Radio’s 50s on 5 on Friday, July 26st at 6:00pm EST for the encore of Neil’s hour long conversation with New York City’s legendary Cousin Brucie on “Artist Confidential”, where Neil will discuss his career, “The Real Neil” and perform a very special medley.
Please click here to view Neil’s interview on Joy Behar: Say Anything!
Neil will be appearing on “Joy Behar: Say Anything” on Monday, July 15 at 9PM on Current TV, where he will be discussing his career, his upcoming performance at The Theater at Westbury and his new album “The Real Neil”. Please click here for more information.
“The Real Neil” is available on CD exclusively in our Official Store by clicking here. It is also available for Digital Download on Amazon.com and iTunes.
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Last but certainly not least, I am very proud to announce that “The Real Neil” is now available on CD exclusively through our website store. You can also download the album digitally at Amazon.com and ITunes.