Neil Diamond Elicits Outpouring From Music World

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Neil Diamond (photo from his Facebook page)

Neil Diamond’s announcement on Jan. 22 that he would no longer be performing due to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s has elicited a big response of encouragement and admiration from fellow musicians via social media. The singer-songwriter turns 77 on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

We’ve chosen several to share with Best Classic Bands readers.

Diamond himself tweeted on Jan. 23: “Thank you to everyone for your outpouring of love and support.”

Micky Dolenz, who sang lead vocal on The Monkees’ hit “I’m a Believer,” which Diamond penned, wrote: “Thru his music, Neil brought untold joy to countless fans and to the world.”


Dr. John tweeted a photo of himself and fellow musicians (including Diamond) performing at the Band’s The Last Waltz farewell concert


From one Neil to another…


Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” is played at each Boston Red Sox home game during the 8th inning. Team Chairman Tom Werner told People: “We will forever be indebted for Neil taking it upon himself to fly across the country overnight to sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ in person in our first game at Fenway Park after the bombing. That was a profoundly emotional moment.”


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  1. Jack
    #1 Jack 24 January, 2018, 20:18

    An unbelievable talent, phenomenal singer/songwriter. I, like many other people, wish him the very best. His music isn’t exactly my “cup of tea”, but you can not deny the hits, the astronomically large number of sellout performances, and the millions of fans. He is one of music’s Greatest! May you have Peace and very little pain in your future journey Mr. Diamond.

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