People, May 3, 1976

First came the fan mail, including one note that read: "I'm in love with you; I hear your songs in my sleep." Then two healthy cats arrived, accompanied by five boxes of clothes and a would-be groupie. Trouble was, none of this tribute pleased Emmett Kelly, 77, who is more famous as the somber, sad-eyed clown Weary Willie than as a singer. Kelly, a former star with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, says his problems were caused by Pop Tunesmith Neil Sedaka. On posters for his album Hungry Years, Sedaka appears in...

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