Sweet Caroline has been played at Fenway park since at least 1997 and every game there since 2002. Well after the Boston Marathon Bombing the song has taken on even more of a special meaning to the strong city. So on Saturday Neil Diamond surprised the people of Boston and sang their song at the Red Sox game during the 8th inning. Since then the 1969 song has been climbing the charts again, selling 19,000 copies since the last Monday. Instead of pocketing the money the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer he is making from the 597% increase of sales in the last week, he Tweeted “Donating these royalties to #OneFund!”
Just in case you needed another reason to love Neil Diamond, now you have one.
If you would like to donate to One Fund, the nonprofit set up to help those most affected by what happened on April 15th, then you can go to the charity’s website and do so.
On April 21st Neil Diamond married his manager Katie McNeil and today he shared a picture from the wedding. He Tweeted the romantic photo and said, “Our first dance as husband and wife before all hell broke loose on the dance floor…” How happy does the beautiful couple as they share their first dance as married couple?
BTW I wonder how many of the songs that played that night were his? Afterall he has so many love songs in his repertoire.
Neil Diamond has found his Sweet Caroline and her name is Katie McNeil! The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tweeted “Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you’re the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well. Neil” I will be drinking some Red Red Wine in honor of his news!
BTW so who does the man that most people would love have sing at their wedding find to sing at his???
Neil Diamond was performing You’ll Be a Woman Soon in Birmingham and he sang his song sung blue to one woman only. Half way through the song he kissed her, and when I say kissed her, I mean kissssssssssed her! But it didn’t stop there because when the song ended he gave her another :30 second lip lock that had all us thinking he will make her his woman soon and he’ll be a man soon!!! After the second smooch, he fell to the ground and asked if he was in heaven. He then went on to talk to other females in the audience and returned to flirting with his new woman soon. I know I wish I was that woman because there is something just so sexy about him.
Now back to the lucky audience member, I wonder if he brought her back to his dressing room after the show, gave her some Red Red Wine and then brought her flowers the next day?
BTW according to Daily Mail some of the audience members were upset over the make out sessions, but I thought it was so awwwdorable and I am sure it made several real fans days. It really proves why the Rock and Roll of Famer has stood the test of time.
UPDATE: Since the longer video was sadly pulled from YouTube, here is a shorter one with just the two kisses.
Neil Diamond is traveling the world on his latest tour and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is Tweeting pictures from the different countries he is visiting. First he Tweeted a picture of himself getting “Koala kisses” in Australia and then he posted a picture of him “making friends in South Africa.” Look how happy the animals and him look together, and he didn’t have to given any of them Red Red Wine to show the Jazz Singer all of that love. But hopefully he will send then flowers, so when he is back doing his next world they won’t have to sing to him…You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.
Now back Neil and his furry friends, seriously can those pictures be any more awwwdorable. First he won me over with his music and now he is winning me over with pictures like these!
The other night Neil Diamond became part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Jazz Singer celebrated afterwards in style! Instead of downing some expensive Red Red Wine, he ate an In-N-Out burger with fries and a drink. Also instead of partying with music’s elite, he enjoyed showing off his statuette to some people wearing some Song Sung Blue outfits at the Los Angeles airport on his way back to Australia. They might not Bring Him Flowers, but they did bring a big smile to his face. Maybe that’s because the TSA agents were frisking him to see what that Solitary Man in his pocket was all about?
Seriously I thought these pictures were so cute because he was so excited about his overdue honor, I had to share them with you. Don’t tell me I Am the only Believer in him because who doesn’t love Neil Diamond!
Neil Diamond is no longer Song Sung Blue because today the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced he is among one of their latest inductees along with Alice Cooper and Tom Waits. I’m a Believer that he deserved to be inducted, so lift a glass of Red Red Wine for him finally getting the honor. And also one for Alice because I say it is about time the Hall of Fame was schooled by him!
The 8 musicians will get their on Monday, March 14, 2011, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. It should be a fun show when it airs on Fuse!
UPDATE: Neil Diamond Tweeted this about the news, “I’ve been smiling all day. Thanks for the congrats on my entry into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. I owe it to my fans. Love you all. Neil”
So last night on Fox’s Glee Puck (Mark Salling) sang Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline and most of the time you never hear what the artist thought of getting the Glee treatment.
Well last night after the show Neil Diamond Tweeted, “Hey, so who’s this guy Puck singing “Sweet Caroline” so good,so good,so good on #Glee? Loved it!!” OMG how awesome is it that not only did he watch Glee, but he Tweeted how much he loved Puck singing it. Who knew Neil Diamond was so hip? I love him even more and I am sure Mark Salling’s mom loves him even more than I do.
Because before the show Mark Salling Tweeted, “Everyone watch glee tonight, I’ll be performing a song by my moms favorite artist and no I will not be taking off my shirt” and afterwards he took to Twitter to add, “hey guys, thanks for the love, im not really sure whats going on right now but my mom is stoked so that makes me happy.” I wonder if his mom and him know that Neil Diamond gave him the big thumbs up for singing the song? I am sure she will be beyond excited, maybe her son can get her autograph now or something more. After all we learned yesterday he is a good Jewish son. Seriously who saw that coming? Oy!!!
BTW I just had to post this because Glee is like the cutest show on TV and even off-camera things that happen to them is so awwwdorable!!!
Now I just have to deal with the fact they won’t get a new episode of Glee until November 11th.
Here is Neil Diamond teaching Jimmy Kimmel to be a Neil Diamond impersonator, something Jimmy wants to do when Jimmy Kimmel Live! is cancelled. Kimmel even has a name picked out Neil Zirconia!
Do you think he has what it take to make it as Neil Zirconia?
Neil Diamond has his worked cut out for him for tonight at 12:06a when he tries to teach Jimmy Kimmel how to be a singing sensation. We all heard Jimmy Kimmel sing his love for Ben Affleck and we know he really can't do it, so I can't wait to see how Neil Diamond changes him. The blue shirt is definitely a good start! I wonder if Simon Cowell is going to Judge him, afterall Kimmel has been roasting Simon a lot on American Idol and it is time for him to get his revenge on him.