Posted on: March 24, 2005 | Views: 115 | Comment
Neil wrote a series of hits for Paul including, 'Sweetheart 17', '17 Wagon Trains', '17 Fever' and 'I've Got 17 Dreams.
By 1961, folk singers were everywhere. Paul wanted to branch out and write his own songs. He contacted famous 60s songwriter PF Sloan for help. Sloan was part of that scene. He hung with the likes of Bob Dylan, John Sebastian and had written songs for crossover artist like Bobby Darin, but he couldn't help Paul Sloan didn't write songs about the number 17. So when Paul began to write his own songs, his career took a turn for the worse. Not that the songs were bad tunes, its just that Paul's glorification of the youth caused many to think he was 'sick'.