Seaside Concert Series
Asser Levy Park, Brooklyn
The history of Rock N’ Roll would be incomplete without the innumerable contributions of Neil Sedaka. For over fifty years, Neil has written, performed, produced, and inspired countless songs, and his canon of compositions will continue to stand the test of time.
Neil Sedaka was born on March 13, 1939. Neil’s interest in music began at the young age of four, when he would listen to The Make-Believe Ballroom. But, it was not Rock and Roll, but Classical music that would shape Neil into the musician he is today. By the time he was eight years old, he had already begun his intensive classical piano training at the prestigious Julliard School of Music.
At 16, Arthur Rubenstein voted Neil as one of the best New York High School pianists. Though Neil considered pursuing a Doctorate in music, Neil’s next choice became his chosen vocation.
She was an original “rocker” in the sixties.. A true superstar in the seventies .. Her talent topped the country charts in the eighties … She became a living legend in the nineties.
It seems like Brenda Lee has been around forever… It certainly does seem that way. . .! It could be because her hit records have become timeless standards… It could also be simply because she has been performing since she was 7 years old. When she was 12, she was on the Grand Ole Opry with Elvis Presley … he was 22! Before she turned 20, The Beatles were her opening act!
At 54, she has accomplished what most performers only dream of… And today, Brenda Lee is still coming on strong to sold-out audiences worldwide!