When I was a child my parents believed me to be a wonderful singer and they brought me to NBC studios to audition for the Horn and Hardarts Childrens Hour . I sang "If I knew you were coming I'd bake a cake."I did not last past the first round .
In 1956 a friend and I recorded a song at a Manhattan record company .They gave us each a demo and suggested that we give up music .
I used to sing when in my car ,pre AC days ,open the windows and sing the music of a guy who grew up on the same street as me and had just a bit of a musical career :Richie Havens .