Neil Sedaka is a noted American singer, pianist and composer. He started taking piano lessons when he was in the second grade and joined Juilliard School of Music at the age of eight. He continued his training there until he was 16. Meanwhile, he developed an interest in rock and formed a songwriting partnership with Howard Green at the age of 13. The duo first came into the limelight with ‘Stupid Cupid’, which was sung by Connie Francis. However, it was ‘Oh! Carol’ that established Sedaka as a singer, earning him ninth position on the Hot 100 chart as well as international repute. Thereafter, he continued to release hits until Beatle mania hit the USA, and he found his record sales waning. Nevertheless, he continued to be popular as a songwriter and concert artist, performing at various concerts across the world. He later made a comeback in the 1970s. Apart from English, he has cut records in Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, French and Hebrew. A popular concert artist, he continues to perform all over the world to this day.