Neil Sedaka, Still Keeping It Together

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Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka, shown in a recording studio in a photo taken circa 1955, hit the charts as recently as 2004, after American Idol favorite Clay Aiken recorded his single "Solitaire." Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Neil Sedaka

Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka, shown in a recording studio in a photo taken circa 1955, hit the charts as recently as 2004, after American Idol favorite Clay Aiken recorded his single "Solitaire."

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Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka, who marks his 50th anniversary in the music business this year, helped create what's known as the Brill Building sound in the late '50s and early '60s. He's been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, but he got his start as a classical pianist. He joins Terry Gross to talk about his life as a performer — and about The Definitive Collection, a career-spanning greatest-hits compendium.

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