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By Rich Podolsky,Elton John

From 1958 to 1963, Neil Sedaka offered 25 million records—more than a person other than Elvis Presley. He inspiration he might do no incorrect, yet a yr later he was once all yet off the charts, swept away via The Beatles and the British Invasion—a blow he by no means observed coming. The deejays stopped enjoying his files, and the general public stopped procuring them.

For 12 agonizing years, Sedaka battled to come back at the charts—back to respectability. He attempted every little thing: operating with hip, younger songwriters, enjoying on demo classes, or even enduring the tough and tumble of operating men’s golf equipment in distant corners within the united kingdom. Then, one magical evening, he played on the Royal Albert corridor in London. His new songs, together with ‘Solitaire,’ have been greeted with thunderous applause.

Shortly thereafter, Elton John, the largest rock’n’roll big name of the last decade, stopped via to work out him and provided to signal Neil to his new label, Rocket files. “Great songwriters constantly re-establish themselves,” Elton writes within the foreword to this publication, “because they don’t cease writing nice songs.”

And that was once it. In October 1974, ‘Laughter within the Rain’ confirmed up at quantity ninety five on Billboard—Sedaka’s first visual appeal at the charts in over a decade. 16 weeks later it reached number 1, sealing essentially the most remarkable comebacks in song heritage. This bright and authoritative booklet, written with complete entry to Sedaka and people closest to him, tells the soaking up tale of the way he overcame one crisis after one other to develop into the last word rock’n’roll survivor.

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