Neil Sedaka http://wkyufm.org en Sedaka To Share Decades of Music With Bowling Green Audience http://wkyufm.org/post/sedaka-share-decades-music-bowling-green-audience <p></p><p>To say Neil Sedaka’s musical career got off to a fast start would be an understatement.<br><br>“I started writing at 13 years old and had hit records by LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter and Connie Francis,” said Sedaka. “And then when I was 19, I decided, rather than give away the songs to other singers, I auditioned for RCA Victor as a singer-songwriter and they signed me to a contract.”</p><p>But as quickly as his star rose, it fizzled in the 1960s, a decade of upheaval and cultural shifts.</p><p>“I was out of work for 12 years.&nbsp; You know, the music business is very trendy and fickle.&nbsp; I had the opportunity to meet Elton John when I was living in England and he was starting a record company and signed me. The first single, after 12 years, was ‘Laughter in the Rain’ and it went to No. 1 on the charts here in America,” he said.<br> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:42:00 +0000 Emil Moffatt 37402 at http://wkyufm.org Sedaka To Share Decades of Music With Bowling Green Audience