“Stupid Cupid” is a hit for Connie Francis. Neil plays the piano at the session, and it’s his first international hit as a songwriter. It reaches #17 on the official US Billboard chart.
With Howie Greenfield, signs contract with publishers Al Nevins and Don Kirshner (Aldon Records) as songwriters at the Brill Building (“Tin Pan Alley”).
Appearance on American Bandstand, sings “Ring a Rockin’ Music”
Leaves the group The Tokens