Venue: Orleans Showroom
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: February 21, 2015 - February 22, 2015
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: None
Show Length: 90 minutes
Starting at $49.50
Music has been a lifelong career choice for Sedaka. At just 13 years old, he started playing the piano at a hotel resort in the Catskill Mountains. There he was approached to write songs with 16-year-old poet Howard Greenfield. In 1952, the pair began to write more than 500 songs in a partnership that lasted into the 1980s.
Sedaka's first major songwriting success came with "Stupid Cupid," an international smash hit for singer Connie Francis.
Sedaka signed to RCA Records as a recording artist and enjoyed a minor hit with "The Diary." His followup, "I Go Ape," was a strong novelty record, helping to establish him as a singer. This was followed by one of his most famous songs, "Oh! Carol," directed at his former girlfriend Carole King.
He also enjoyed a string of early '60s hits, including "Calendar Girl," "Little Devil," "King of Clowns," "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" and "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do."
When Sedaka's singing career slowed down, he continued writing hits for other artists over the next 10 years, including "Working on a Groovy Thing" for the Fifth Dimension, "Puppet Man" for Tom Jones and "Is This the Way to Amarillo" for Tony Christie.
Sedaka relaunched his solo career in 1972. "Laughter in the Rain" topped the charts in 1975 and that same year, Captain & Tennille took Sedaka's "Love Will Keep Us Together" to the No. 1 spot.