Neil Sedaka is synonymous with popular music. For more than
50 years, he has written, performed, and produced the
soundtrack for America’s collective psyche.
Sedaka had a
string of early ’60s pop hits, and his songs have been
recorded by Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Elvis, and the
Monkees, among others.
On this episode of Song Travels, Michael Feinstein and his
guest talk and play iconic pop and great standards,
including one of Sedaka’s many hits, "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do."
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