#247 Neil Sedaka at 70

Neil Sedaka, an American pop singer and songwriter whose career spans 50 years, looks so youthful and fresh at age 70. I remember enjoying the pop hit ‘O Carol’ at a tender age.

His speaking voice is gentle and distinctive. His singing voice remains almost the same clarity as when he was young. Apparently he was first trained as a classical concert pianist at the Julliard School of Music in NY on a scholarship and not in voice. Yet this unique singing voice brought him this far in life.

It was such a treat to view this video produced by BBC on 8th July 2009 during his tour in UK: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/breakfast/8140100.stm.  (I hope the video sounds ok as this speaks for itself his career and person and singer.)