In his book Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards
, Al Kooper cites this as an example of how many songs attributed to the "Brill Building sound" actually came from the building at 1650 Broadway: "Aldon Music, the hottest song-publishing concern of the early sixties and perhaps of all time, dominated 1950's action. Ironically, as I mentioned before, much of what today is called 'the Brill Building sound' actually originated at 1650 right in Aldon's offices!... In 1962, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Neil Sedaka, Howie Greenfield, Helen Miller, and numerous others competed for space at Aldon's piano to compose the hits that would monopolize the airwaves. Even the Beatles recorded Aldon songs when they first started out."