Pop singer and composer Neil Sedaka has had nine #1 hits spanning a
career of more than fifty years. His mother worked a part time job to pay
for the family’s first piano. He attended the Juilliard School of Music’s
Preparatory Division for Children. Sedaka has sold millions of records
as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself
and other artists,
Sedaka had dated Carole King when he was still at high school, when she was still called Carol Klein, so he used her name when he wrote this song in 1958.