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184. Neil Sedaka

We wonder if an artist associated with a bubblegum type of musical career has a shot at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Should one get in, we might bet on Neil Sedaka; whose career was actually quite extensive despite what many think.

The two stages of Neil Sedaka’ s career showed him first as a Teen Idol churning out hits in the early 60’s and in the 70’s cracking the charts as an Soft Rock artist who had sporadic success in that decade. Although when you think of Neil Sedaka, you don’t necessarily think of Rock and Roll, the fact is that Neil had a lot of hits and wrote many other artists that are too numerous to name here. An induction for Neil Sedaka should not be considered a surprise should they look at the entire movie of his career as opposed to the bubblegum snapshots of the early 60’s.

 

www.neilsedaka.com

Should Neil Sedaka be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 93%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 1984
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New York City)
  • Why they will get in: His musical legacy is a long and extensive one.
  • Why they won't get in: That legacy is considered too “lightweight” for some.
  • Essential Albums: Neil Sedaka Sings His Greatest Hits (1963)
    Sedaka’s Back (1974)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Oh Carol (Single, 1959)
    Calendar Girl (Single, 1961)
    Breaking Up is Hard to do (Single, 1962)
    Solitaire (From Sedaka’s Back, 1974)
    Laughter in the Rain (From Sedaka’s Back, 1974)

Should Neil Sedaka be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 93%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.4%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.8%

NEIL SEDAKA AT ILANI CASINO RESORT IN RIDGEFIELD, WA

Dec 01, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Neil Sedaka at Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield, WA HERE for as little as $58!

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+6 #2 Mary Blue 2015-04-20 13:12
Neil is a large portion of early R&R. Those making decisions must be too young to understand the significance contribution s he's made.

Two favorites of mine are " Little Devil " & " Laghter in the Rain ", these two songs take me from kindergarten to my early adult years.

Love Neil Sadaka, even more than Cher, both should be in.
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+5 #1 K9Rations -0001-11-30 00:00
He blew up really good! :)
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