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  Neil Diamond - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer/songwriter who had a number of hits in the '60s, '70s, and '80s, and who maintains a very loyal following with popular live performances to this day.
Diamond was born and raised in Brooklyn, attending high school with Barbra Streisand (and singing with her in the school choir).
Diamond is one of a small number of performers such as Paul Simon and Johnny Rivers who have their name as the copyright owner on the phonograph records they perform.
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 Neil Diamond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diamond's reputation as a song writer was enhanced when The Monkees recorded his tune, "I'm a Believer", which topped Billboard's charts for weeks.
Diamond's first number one record as a performer came in 1972 with "Cracklin' Rosie", a song that was inspired by trip to an Indian reservation and not wine, as many of his fans first thought.
Neil decided to re-record the song with Streisand herself, and within weeks of its release, the single went to number one in the U.S. Neil followed with "I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight", and "September Morn", to continue his streak of RIAA-certified platinum albums.
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 Neil Diamond
Neil kicks it off with the title track, a cleverly and movingly engineered soundscape which compresses the music and history-making events of the last three decades into a few minutes.
Diamond achieved another breakthrough starring in the 1980 remake of "The Jazz Singer." Besides sharing the screen with Sir Laurence Olivier, he composed and performed the film's soundtrack.
His 1992 release, Neil Diamond - The Greatest Hits 1966-1992, has been certified platinum, and the "Love In The Round" Tour was one of the highest-grossing tours in the world for two years running.
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In 1962, Neil Diamond signed with Columbia Records, and recorded a song called"At Night" which was a complete flop.He later attended NYU as a pre-med student on a fencing scholarship, but songwriting remained his first love.
Diamond's reputaion as a song writter was enhanced when,, The Monkees recorded his tune, "I'm a Believer", which topped Billboard's charts for weeks.
Diamond's own first number one record came in 1972 with "Cracklin' Rosie", a song that was inspired by trip to an Indian reservation and not wine, as many of his fans first thought.
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 Neil Diamond Tickets - Neil Diamond Concert Tickets - Neil Diamond Tour Dates & Schedule
Neil Diamond was born in Brooklyn, New York and has been a singer/songwriter for more than 35 years.
Neil Diamond concert tickets have sold out consistently for the last 25 years.
After several gold albums and attempting to sing different styles, from country to classic love songs, Neil Diamond is a solid entertainer that has proved his worth in the music industry.
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 Neil Diamond: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Neil Diamond (born Neil Leslie Diamond on January 24, EHandler: no quick summary.
Diamond was born and raised in Brooklyn Brooklyn quick summary:
"im a believer" is a song by neil diamond, written for the band the monkees....
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 Official Ticketmaster site. Neil Diamond tickets, dates
Neil Leslie Diamond was born January 24, 1941, in Brooklyn, NY, the first of two sons born to Akeeba Diamond (known as Kieve), who operated and owned a series of dry goods stores in the New York City borough, and Rose (Rapoport) Diamond.
Diamond had been working on an album to be titled after a tune called "The American Popular Song," written by his pianist, Tom Hensley; the LP was to be a collection of covers.
Diamond was relatively inactive on the performing front in 1983, though he did undertake a week-long series of shows at the Forum in Los Angeles in June, his first L.A. shows in six years.
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 Amazon.com: The Essential Neil Diamond: Music: Neil Diamond,Neil Diamond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Neil Diamond is one of a rare breed.
The song is a beautiful tribute to the man. Neil Diamond's voice on this song sounds as youthful as it has since the early 1980's (listen to Play Me on this collection as a early 1990's comparison to see how his voice improved from the 90's to today).
He Ain' Heavy, He's My Brother is in Neil's current show as a tribute to the heros and victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks and the troops that are currently fighting for the U.S. What is particularly interesting about this song is that Neil sang it before it ever became a hit.
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 Metroactive Music | Neil Diamond
In fact, under-40 Neil Diamond fans all over the world are casting off their cloaks of irony, because the inevitable has happened: with the release of his new album, 12 Songs (Sony), the man that Rolling Stone magazine dubbed "the Jewish Elvis" is genuinely cool.
Diamond took up playing the guitar for the first time in years for the album, which features an almost all-acoustic sound with soft swashes of piano, organ, Chamberlain and strings.
A Neil Diamond song--no matter who happens to be performing it--is instantly recognizable for its trademark melodic but dorky swagger.
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 Neil Diamond : 12 Songs - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As Diamond's candid liner notes reveal, Rubin wasn't a co-writer, he was a precise and exacting editor, encouraging Neil to rework songs, abandon some tunes, and to keep writing.
Instead of encouraging Neil to write these rollicking, effortlessly hooky pop songs, Rubin brings the moody undercurrents of "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" and "Solitary Man" to the forefront, pushing Diamond toward somber, introspective territory that his music suggested but never truly explored in the past.
Diamond's writing is not only more ambitious than it has been in years, but it's also more fully realized; the songs are tightly written, with the melodies bringing out the emotions in the lyrics.
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 Entertainment Ave! The Concert Hall - A concert review of Neil Diamond, October 14, 2001, at The Gund Arena, Cleveland, ...
Neil continued on through a new song, "Mission of Love" and preceded "Solitary Man" with the statement "If music has the power to heal, let the healing begin." And he sure did his best to help the healing by doing what Neil does best – putting on one kick-ass show.
This show Neil kept the banter down a little from the last time I saw him (I found him maybe telling a few too many stories back then), but the stories were appropriate and helped explain a few things poignantly.
Mom did like, though, that Neil didn’t have to get fancy with fireworks and what-not, to please a crowd, and that he was just a great singer who just put on a great show.
www.entertainmentavenue.com /concert_hall/reviews/d/neil_diamond/nd101401.htm   (2087 words)

 Entertainment Ave! The Concert Hall - A concert review of Neil Diamond at The United Center, Chicago, IL. September 15, ...
In eager anticipation the crowd was on their feet and when Neil's head poked his way out of the tunnel the place just went totally nuts.
Neil's voice this night seemed a little rough, but through the two hours it held up nicely.
I always heard Neil Diamond was a great performer but usually just kind of figured this guy walking around a stage singing familiar songs to some fans.
www.entertainmentavenue.com /concert_hall/reviews/d/neil_diamond/nd091596.htm   (1016 words)

 Neil Diamond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Neil Diamond has never failed to delight and surprise his fans with fresh approaches to the music that moves him the most deeply.
His concerts are nothing less than communal events that Neil transforms into intimate encounters between himself and the millions who attend those shows from decade to decade, and this special concert will prove just that.
Neil spoke of the forthcoming tour from his studio in the US, where he is currently writing new material: “The band and I always enjoy our tours of the UK and Ireland.
www.britevents.com /event.asp?id=2991&title=Neil+Diamond   (444 words)

 Neil Diamond: 12 Songs: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Before Neil Diamond made his name as an arena-packing performer, he made his living as a Brill Building songwriter.
Diamond's "faith is something you can't see" line is second only to "a friend is someone you need" from E.T. -inspired 1982 Diamond schmaltzfest "Heartlight" for boneheaded obviousness.
Diamond intones that "love is all about we" and "it can keep you dry on a rainy day" on the closing "We", which oompahs like Sir Paul's "When I'm 64".
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/d/diamond_neil/12-songs.shtml   (601 words)

 Broadway To Vegas, show reviews, gossip, news and celebrity interviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Diamond, who had done a one man show on Broadway in 1972, would be paid a record $650,000 for five performances.
Diamond arrived in Las Vegas July 1, 1976 to rehearse, only a few hours after 20 police officers, armed with a search warrant, entered his home in the exclusive Bel Air area of Los Angeles, and conducted a three hour long search for narcotics.
Diamond's attorney entered an innocent plea in Municipal Court on Wednesday, Aug 12, 1997, and a jury trial was set for that Sept. 27.
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 Neil Diamond In-Print
Given that Neil has been in the music business for 35 years, granted, some people were left by the wayside on Neil's climb to stardom, and they still harbor some bad feelings.
Neil Diamond is a coffee table book, and like most books of this type, the emphasis is on appearance and presentation, and not so much written content.
Neil Diamond- A Tribute To His Life And Music is a glossy magazine that was published in the United Kingdom during his 1999 tour.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Essential Neil Diamond: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
TEND is a double CD containing all Neil's hits and most famous compositions from his days as a songwriter in the legendary Brill Building in the early 60s right through to recordings made in the early noughties.
All in all, the Essential Neil Diamond is an excellent introduction to one of the few easy-listening artists who it's OK to like.
That was the first Diamond song I was familiar with but it wasn’t even the original, it was on one of those sixties/seventies Top of The Pops Album which featured session musicians trying to recreate the hits of the day.
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 TimesDispatch.com | MUSIC REVIEW: Neil Diamond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But no matter the image Diamond has cultivated -- the hammy patriot ("America"), the charming rogue ("Solitary Man") or the sappy adult-contemporary icon ("Heartlight," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers") -- there is always an unfussy melody buried under even the biggest hunk of cheese.
Diamond mentions in his liner notes that Rubin relished his role as editor, pushing Diamond to write more and trimming the fat with little fear of the legend in his studio.
The results are stunning, but you have to wonder what audience Diamond has in mind with this record.
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 Super Diamond - Playing "Super" Neil Diamond Tunes Since 1993
For a decade, Super Diamond has sought to spread the word with their own interpretation of his material.
As a child Surreal Neil grew up listening to Neil Diamond along with his parents, as did many of us.
While developing his skills as a singer/songwriter, Surreal Neil discovered that he had an astonishing ability to sing Neil Diamond songs in a very Neil-like way.
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 Neil Diamond.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Neil Diamond has been recording hit records and performing concerts for more than three decades, writing and singing hit songs such as "Cherry, Cherry" (1966), "Cracklin' Rosie" (1970), "Song Sung Blue" (1972), "Sweet Caroline" (1974), "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (1978, a duet with Barbra Streisand) and "America" (1981).
Although Diamond rarely makes it into the pop charts anymore, he tours regularly and performs in arenas filled with loyal fans.
Diamond's songs have also been hits for others, including "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees and "Red, Red Wine" by the U.K. group UB40.
www.neildiamondfanclub.info   (137 words)

 Tom Sadge Entertainment: Neil Diamond Lookalike Celebrity Impersonator & Impressionist
Neil Diamond impersonator Tom Sadge recently returned from a fabulous cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Line's fabulous Legend, where he performed several times for his friends and fellow Diamondheads.
This webmaster did not accompany Tom Sadge during his "Neil Diamond" tour of Germany, and did not know about all the wonderful help that Juergen and Gail gave to Tom- not only in the way of hospitality, but in technical assistance, as well.
The last nine years of Tom's career, as a Neil Diamond impersonator, have been the most exciting of his professional life, despite the thousands of hours that went into bringing his Neil Diamond impersonation to life.
www.tomsadge.com   (2820 words)

 Neil Diamond
January 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, Diamond was a teenager when he started writing songs, after seeing Pete Seeger, the radical protest singer who inspired many others like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez perform.
From there, success began to flow for Neil, both as a songwriter and as a singer in his own right.
As the 1960’s came to a close, Diamond switched record companies to MCA’s UNI label, moving from New York to LA, recording a progressive Rock-tinged album, "Velvet Glovers and Spit".
www.euronet.nl /users/wvbrecht/diamond.htm   (554 words)

"Most of the songs were recorded with Neil playing and singing at the same time," said Rick Rubin in a Rolling Stone article (9/22/05) profiling the producer, "and it's a different animal.
When it came time to record 12 Songs, Rick Rubin assembled a sympathetic ensemble of musicians to capture the essence of Neil Diamond's extraordinary new songs, each of them a finely-wrought gem, soul-searching, honest, yearning, and powerful.
Diamond, I love your last cd "12 Songs" you are just an inspiration...
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 Neil Diamond: 12 Songs (2005): Reviews
Producer Rick Rubin attempts to do for Neil Diamond what he did for Johnny Cash, resulting in a rare stripped-down, intimate set for the veteran performer.
But if 12 Songs does occasionally come across as slightly affected in its intent and presentation, it also is inarguably Neil Diamond's best set of songs in a long, long time.
It’s not that Diamond has recorded a masterpiece, since quite a good portion of this is decidedly B material.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/diamondneil/12songs   (747 words)

 NEIL DIAMOND Interactive!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We have a fairly comprehensive Neil Diamond album and song listing from the release of the 'Feel of Neil Diamond' in 1966 to Three Chord Opera and The Essential Collection in 2001.
Neil Diamond has been delighting huge audiences in the UK this month with a string of sell-out concerts.
You will be shown a random selection of Neil Diamond songs and asked to rate each one from 1 to 10.
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 ipedia.com: Neil Diamond Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Neil Leslie Diamond is a singer / songwriter who has had a number of hits in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and who has maintained a very loyal following with popular live performances to this day.
Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is a singer/songwriter who has had a number of hits in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and who has maintained a very loyal following with popular live performances to this day.
Diamond starred in The Jazz Singer in 1980, opposite Lucie Arnaz.
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