Neil Sedaka – Calendar Girl

PLEASE NOTE: I divided my uploads between multiple channels, Bookmark this link in your browser for instant access to an index with links to all of John1948’s oldies classics. LINK: tinyurl.com Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter. His career has spanned over 50 years, during which time he has written many songs for himself and others, often working with lyricists Howard Greenfield and Phil Cody. Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Mac Sedaka, a taxi driver, was the son of Turkish Jewish immigrants; his mother, Eleanor (Appel) Sedaka, was of Polish-Russian Jewish descent. He grew up in an apartment in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. He is the cousin of singer Eydie Gorme. He demonstrated musical aptitude in his second-grade choral class, and when his teacher sent a note home suggesting he take piano lessons, his mother took a part-time job in an Abraham & Straus department store for six months to pay for a second-hand upright. He took to the instrument immediately. In 1947, he auditioned successfully for a piano scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music’s Preparatory Division for Children, which he attended on Saturdays. He also maintained an interest in popular music, and when he was 13, a neighbor heard him playing and introduced him to her 16-year-old son, Howard Greenfield, an aspiring poet and lyricist. The two began writing together. After graduating from Lincoln High School, Sedaka and some of his

Downloadable sheet music: Calendar Girl (Greenfield)

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Neil Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York on 13 March 1939. His father, Mac Sedaka, a taxi driver, was the son of Turkish-jewish immigrants; his mother, Eleanor, was of Polish-Russian Jewish descent. He demonstrated musical aptitude from a very early age and after taking piano lessons, began writing songs from the age of 13, with a neighbour called Howard Greenfield, an aspiring poet and lyricist. This would prove to be a very fruitfull partnership. His first big hits in the late 50’s were “The Diary”and “Oh Carol”. Between 1960 and 1962, Sedaka had a further 8 top 40 hits, the song Calendar Girl reaching nbr4 in early 1960. Sedaka was to continue having hits well into the Seventies, as well as writing many hits for other artists. He continues to tour regularly, embarking on a British tour very soon.