Neil Sedaka, the amazing singer, has been happily married to his wife for almost 61 years. Recently celebrating his 84th birthday, the charming singer is full of love for his grandchildren and says he was “born married to his wife.”
Neil Sedaka has given us many great songs over the years. He started singing when he was young but felt embarrassed because his voice was so high. However, when he sang at his bar mitzvah, even the rabbi was moved to tears.
At just 13, Sedaka teamed up with Howard Greenfield, and together they wrote hit songs like “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” and “Love Will Keep Us Together.” They worked hard at New York’s Brill Building, earning only $50 a week. Despite the challenges, Sedaka calls it wonderful training.
Sedaka was the first at the Brill Building to record his own songs and reached the Top 10 with “Oh! Carol” in 1959. His collaboration with Greenfield lasted until the mid-70s, and Greenfield, who was openly gay, sadly passed away in 1986.
Sedaka faced struggles in his personal life, with family disputes over money. His mother’s boyfriend took control of his earnings, leading to financial difficulties. After a difficult period, Sedaka’s wife became his manager, helping him rebuild.
The Beatles’ rise in popularity affected Sedaka’s career, but he found success again when he met Elton John in the early ’70s. His fame soared with the 1974 album “Sedaka’s Back.”
In 1983, Sedaka was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and he later received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2003, he appeared as a guest judge on American Idol.
During the COVID pandemic, Sedaka entertained fans with mini-concerts on social media. For his 60th anniversary with his wife, he dedicated three special songs to her. He recently joined Cameo, taking requests for special messages.
Sedaka is grateful for his enduring marriage and family. He emphasizes the importance of having a lifelong companion. Despite not being as controversial as some artists, Sedaka feels satisfied with his successful and drama-free career.
Neil Sedaka’s influence in the music industry is undeniable, and his timeless songs continue to bring joy to many. His devotion to his family and his enduring love story with his wife are truly inspiring. Do you have a favorite song by Neil Sedaka?