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Neil Diamond: A Look Inside A Rather 'Solitary Man'

Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, 18 June 1966

NEIL DIAMOND is real. And in the record business, that's unusual. In a world of phonies and "yes" men, a real person stands out like ...

Neil Diamond's Searching for Tone

Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, 5 November 1966

THOSE WHO start young are more apt to make it since they've more time to profit from their errors. Such a person is Neil Diamond. ...

Blind Date: The Four Tops

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 19 November 1966

The stars single out the new singles ...

Neil Diamond: Strictly In The Diamond Bag

Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, 14 January 1967

FOR ONE reason or another, most people tend to throw Neil Diamond into the "serious, loner, angry young man" bag. Which is something like terming ...

Singles, including the Who, Neil Diamond and the Bee Gees

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 22 April 1967


Neil Diamond: Writer First, Singer Second

Profile and Interview by Mike Gormley, The Ottawa Journal, 25 August 1967

HE'S RATHER quiet. ...

Diamond Shining Brightly

Interview by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 20 March 1971

FOR NEIL Diamond, things are looking good. As a pop singer he has left his mark on both sides of the Atlantic with his sweet ...

Neil Diamond: A Boy Who Outgrew His Hits

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, 20 March 1971

IT TOOK a long while but the U.K. public woke up one day and discovered Neil Diamond. And with 'Sweet Caroline' providing a quick follow-up ...

Neil Diamond: Tap Root Manuscript (UNI UNLS117)

Review by Nick Jones, Cream, June 1971

DESPITE THE fact that one time or another most of us have picked up on and enjoyed the music of Neil Diamond — between 'Cherry, ...

Neil Diamond: The Jekyll and Hyde of Pop

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, 12 June 1971

NEIL DIAMOND is a latter day Jekyll and Hyde. The quiet, hesitant, sensitive man you meet in a plush London hotel suite is nothing like ...

Neil Diamond: Stones (UNI 93106)

Review by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 20 January 1972

REMEMBER HOW embarrassed you felt on first listening to Neil Diamond destroy 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' only to decide on the tenth hearing ...

Neil Diamond: Hot August Night (MCA)

Review by Gene Sculatti, Creem, March 1973

YEAH, IT IS pretty dismal. Yeah, there's a dearth of R&R and a wealth of vacuous pap for the most part. Yep, old ND has ...

Neil Diamond: Gold Diamond Vol. 2

Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 28 September 1974

ALTHOUGH IT'LL never get to the situation where the ramifications of his use of Room 109 are being discussed, the time is probably just about ...

Neil Diamond: Ace Of Diamonds

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 28 August 1976

WHAT'S A MIDDLE-of-the-road singer like Neil Diamond doing with the Band's Robbie Robertson? Making a hit album, Beautiful Noise, that's what. The two first met ...

The Band's "Last Waltz": Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Phonograph Record, December 1976

WHEN THE announcement came, 5,000 tickets at $25 each were sold out almost immediately. This was the final show, "The Last Waltz." The Band — ...

Neil Diamond: September Morn (CBS)

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 2 February 1980

THAT SLIGHT tremor in his voice tells you that Neil Diamond is emotional and vulnerable. Those bass notes tell you he's manly and he can ...

Neil Diamond

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

b. 24 January 1941, Brooklyn, New York, USA ...

The Hit Factory: New York's Brill Building

Retrospective and Interview by David Kamp, Vanity Fair, November 2001

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I spent much of 2001 interviewing the songwriters, machers, and artists of the Brill Building era for this oral history. It was the ...

The uncool ruler: Neil Diamond: 12 Songs (Columbia) ****

Review by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, February 2006

After reinvigorating Johnny Cash, producer Rick Rubin turns his attention to another American icon ...

Neil Diamond: Hampden Park, Glasgow

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, June 2008

AFTER A MONTH of freakishly dry weather over Scotland, the heavens opened on Thursday just in time to soak more than 30,000 fans gathered at ...

Neil Diamond: Olympiahalle, Munich ****

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Q, August 2008

Enter the last great American showman ...

School of Rock Study Guide: Singer-Songwriters

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, iTunes, October 2008

"WHERE DO YOU have left to go but in?" It was a question posed by Joni Mitchell, the brilliant Canadian blonde who specialized in intensely ...

Neil Diamond Is Not (Just) Who You Think He Is

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, September 2019

THERE'S A SCENE in Ted Demme's 1996 film Beautiful Girls where Uma Thurman strolls into a bar, turns heads, and has all the local guys ...


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