|Real Name/Full Name:
|84 years old
|13 March 1939
|Brooklyn, New York
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Dara Sedaka, Marc Sedaka)
|Is Neil Sedaka Gay?:
|Vocalist, Pianist, Composer
|Net Worth in 2024:
Neil Sedaka is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who shot to fame with his songs, “Oh Carol,” “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do “Laughter in the Rain.” Over the entire span of his career, he has produced and written more than 500 songs.
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Early Life & Biography
Born in 1939, Sedaka was raised in the city of Brooklyn, New York. He spent his early years in Brighton Beach. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School and displayed an incline towards music right from second grade. He also got selected by the Juilliard School of Music for Children and received training as a classical pianist.
Sedaka had very vibrant roots as his father, and Mac Sedaka was of Lebanese descent, and his mother, Eleanor Appel, was of Polish-Russian descent. He has an elder sister.
He is married to Leba Strassberg for over 57 years. The couple has two children together, a daughter named Dara Sedaka (who is a singer and recording artist herself) and a son named Marc Sedaka, a screenwriter. Marc is married and has three children named Amanda, Charlotte, and Michael.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 13 March 1939, Neil Sedaka is 84 years old as of today’s date 23rd February 2024. His height is 1.65 m tall, and his weight is 72 kg.
Sedaka formed a vocal group called the Linc-Tones with his classmates soon after graduating from high school. They started as a local band and later produced minor hits. However, he quit the group in 1957 and looked for launching his career as a solo artist. Even though his original records didn’t do very well, they were kind enough to fetch him his first recording contract from the RCA Victor.
His singles for RCA Victor made it to the peak positions on all the charts across the globe in the late 1950s and late 1960s. His hits include “Stairway to Heaven,” You Mean Everything To Me,” Calendar Girl,” King of Clowns,” Breaking Up is Hard To Do,” Little Devil,” among many others.
His musical repertoire was not just confined to English; he also produced and released his records in Italian, Yiddish, Spanish, and German.
Sedaka’s career began waning out in the late 1960s post the onset of “Beatlemania” in the West. RCA Victor, too, ended their contract with him, leaving him with no label to represent. He took all of this in his stride and set out to redeem himself. He did live shows and parallelly wrote and composed for other artists. He was successful in this process and made a remarkable comeback on the charts after four years with his song “Star Crossed Lovers.”
In 1973, he signed with the Rocket Record Company Limited and earned more and more success in the years that followed.
Awards & Achievements
Having a career that spanned over six decades, Neil Sedaka has earned himself fame and recognition like no other. He has a surfeit of awards and accolades in his kitty. He was presented The Special International Awards from The Ivors and the Silver Heart Award from the Variety Club for his commendable contribution to the music industry. He was also honored with the Guinness Award his song, “Amarillo,” being the most sold single of the 21st century.
In addition to this, Sedaka was presented with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 1975. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, was given a star on the Hollywood Wall of Fame. Brooklyn also has a street named after him.
Net Worth & Salary of Neil Sedaka in 2024
As of February 2024, This American singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist has an estimated net worth of $120 Million. He has earned this amount throughout his decorated career through his live concerts, records, and as a composer and lyricist of the various hit musical. Collaborations with the most celebrated pop, rock and jazz performers of all time like Bobby Darin, Tony Martin, Johnny Mathis, Clyde McPhatter, Jane Olivor, Cliff Richard, Andy Williams, Bernadette Peters, Susannah McCorkle, Jim Nabors, Jan & Dean, Wanda Jackson, to name a few.
Calling Neil Sedaka, a musical icon would be an understatement. A vocalist extraordinaire and an artist par excellence, his career has spanned over six decades in the music industry. Even though he had a few years of failure and non-fulfillment, he strove hard to rekindle the momentum of his career, gave it his everything and thereby, set an example for the rest of the world.