And credit Neil Sedaka for their biggest hit of all, if we're going to be assigning responsibility for their choices (good and bad) to other people.
Absolutely! I still love that song after all these years. In 1975 synths were still coming into their own in mainstream pop and I'm sure that aspect of it (not to mention Hal Blaine's drums) had something to do with how much I enjoyed it. I think their version even trounces Sedaka's original.