Last night, I went to a party to celebrate the release of Neil Sedaka: Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor, a book by my friend Rich Podolsky about Sedaka’s rise to fame, fall from it, and climb back to the top.
Sedaka is a legend. But that didn’t stop the doorman from asking for his name…and asking him to spell it – before letting him into the building for his own party. An exchange Sedaka and his lovely wife took in stride. (and I kinda slowed down on my push of the elevator button so I could ride up with them. Amazing!)
But what was really amazing, was how Sedaka, after telling us how much he love’s Podolsky’s book, his research, his writing — sat down at the piano and sang The Hungry Years.
A legend in your living room. Enjoy. (and buy the book. It’s fantastic.)