Written by megarock on January 24, 2018
Happy Birthday to Neil Diamond, born on 24th January 1941, singer, songwriter. Had the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.3 single ‘Cracklin’ Rose’ plus over 30 other US & 10 UK Top 40 singles. Wrote ‘I’m A Believer’, the No.1 for The Monkees. Many acts from Elvis Presley, Lulu and Deep Purple have all covered his songs. With his 2008 album ‘Home Before Dark’ Diamond became the oldest artist to have a US number one, the record was previously held by Bob Dylan in 2006 with ‘Modern Times’. Do you have a favourite Neil Diamond song? More on Neil here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/neil_diamond
There’s something very nice and warm about Neil Diamond — he’s like an old friend, a comfy pair of slippers, he’s your favourite uncle. You see, I’m saying all this and I’ve never even met the guy. But reading about him confirms my thoughts.
Read it here