Monday, April 19

Listen to Neil Sedaka Tonight - From Brooklyn To Brill

Anyone who has been lucky enough to catch the tour of Laughter in the Rain which charts Neil Sedaka’s life story will realise what a remarkable and long career he’s had. And to quote the man himself “and I’m still alive!”

If you want to hear him in conversation and listen to his excellent music then at 10.00 pm tonight you can hear him on BBC Radio 2 in the first of a two-part documentary - From Brooklyn To Brill.

DJ Johnnie Walker talks to Neil Sedaka who illustrates his life and music through the magic of the piano. Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre the American singer-songwriter charts a journey which began in Brooklyn and where he now has a street named after him: Neil Sedaka Way.

Neil studied at the Juilliard School in New York and signed to Atlantic Records when he was just 16 convincing Connie Francis to record Stupid Cupid after just eight bars. He worked alongside legends including as Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.

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