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Neil Diamond performed for the first time since revealing he has Parkinson’s
June 15th, 2018 under Neil Diamond. [ Comments: none ]

Back in January, Neil Diamond revealed that he has Parkinson’s and was retiring from touring effective immediately. Last night, he made his first public appearance since then at the Songwriters Hall of Fame event in New York where he was honored with the Johnny Mercer Award.

Before he accepted his much-deserved award and performed Sweet Caroline, he spoke to the AP. When they asked the legendary singer how he was doing. The 77-year-old told them, “I feel great! I feel great!” Not only does he feel great, he looks it too.

Now, I am going to get political. I think his song America should be our new National Anthem. It is everything America is all about. Plus, it easier to sing, remember and get pumped up to over the Star Spangled Banner. Even the President could remember the lyrics! Who is with me?


Neil Diamond retires from touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis
January 23rd, 2018 under Neil Diamond. [ Comments: none ]

Neil Diamond’s music makes us feel good and now we have to return the favor as he reveals some sad news. The 76-year-old announced yesterday on his site that he was retiring from touring effective immediately because he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Don’t be all song sung blue because even though it is hard for him travel, he will still be writing and recording music. Diamond has a message for his fans, “My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”

While he might not be on the road anymore, his ride is far from over. Thank you for all the joy you have given us when you were on tour. Which I now regret never seeing him perform live because who doesn’t love his song?

To read the full press release, then click here!


Sweet Caroline as a Christmas Carol!
December 15th, 2016 under James Corden, Neil Diamond. [ Comments: none ]

Neil Diamond has released several Christmas Carols throughout his career but I don’t think he’s ever turned any of his songs into a Christmas one. Well yesterday that all changed on The Late Late Show when James Corden asked him to rework his tune Sweet Caroline into a Sweet Christmanstime and now we all have a song we go Caroling to. Well maybe only at work the day after the Holiday party and change up the names, but still…
For an added bonus, here he is singing a Christmas Melody!


Neil Diamond gives back to Boston!
April 25th, 2013 under Neil Diamond. [ Comments: none ]

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.


Neil Diamond shares his first dance as a married man
May 2nd, 2012 under Neil Diamond. [ Comments: 2 ]

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.


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