Neil Diamond

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Neil Diamond's teenage obsessions: 'The Brooklyn Dodgers betrayed me and broke my heart'
As his 80th birthday approaches, Neil Diamond reminisces about Pete Seeger, the Everly Brothers and how a baseball team’s desertion led him to the guitar

Interview by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Nov, 2020 @2:30 PM

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Lady Bird, Dave Matthews Band and the films that give corny songs new life
Greta Gerwig’s penchant for 90s soft rock got Guardian writers thinking about other cheesy numbers revived in cinema, from Sweet Caroline to Rhythm of the Night

Guardian music

12, Feb, 2018 @2:05 PM

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It's Christmas! The best festive songs, chosen by Slade, Neil Diamond, the Waitresses and more
Slade, Loretta Lynn, Run-DMC and Mike Batt have given us some all-time Christmas classics. But what’s the one Christmas song they couldn’t get through the holidays without? They – and other festive hitmakers – give us their picks

Dave Simpson

22, Dec, 2016 @5:00 PM

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Neil Diamond review – a show so smooth it could be on rails
The songwriting sparkle may have faded, but as a performer the country-pop heavyweight still steers a set with consummate cheese

Malcolm Jack

08, Jul, 2015 @10:48 AM

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Readers recommend: songs with deep voices – results
Who knew there could be such a high from going so low? RR regular Mnemonic takes a special route down deep-voice territory with a list from last week’s topic

Mnemonic

21, May, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Neil Diamond: Melody Road review – schmaltzy but well-crafted honeymoon album
Neil Diamond’s latest album finds him basking in the honeymoon glow of his recent marriage, and it’s nicely done, if a bit too sweet, writes Maddy Costa

Maddy Costa

16, Oct, 2014 @7:30 PM

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Populist: items of interest this week

From a cheeky Blunt to a Neil Diamond's biggest fan

The Guide

19, Apr, 2014 @5:00 AM

Ed Miliband's pop choices reveal a man of no musical taste
Pop critic Kitty Empire applauds the Labour leader for making his own choices … even if they are terribly naff

Kitty Empire

24, Nov, 2013 @12:06 AM

The songs our parents gave us

The music we grow up with shapes our tastes in later life, according to a study by Cornell University. We asked Guardian writers to tell us about the songs that take them back to their childhood homes

Alexis Petridis, Rebecca Nicholson, Dorian Lynskey, Michael Hann, Tim Jonze, Lucy Mangan, Tim Dowling, Bim Adewunmi, Nosheen Iqbal, Paula Cocozza and John Crace

10, Sep, 2013 @6:02 PM

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Sweet Caroline shows baseball's support for Boston

MLB: From the New York Yankees to the LA Dodgers, baseball fans sang the Boston Red Sox's favourite song, Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline

Steve Busfield

17, Apr, 2013 @3:40 PM

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Music to grow up by

Do your parents' passions shape your own? Guardian music writers look back on their formative years

Laura Barton, Tim Jonze, Bob Stanley, Jude Rogers and Rosie Swash

27, Nov, 2011 @9:45 PM

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Daniel Radcliffe to join Broadway stars in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
Harry Potter actor set to dazzle New York alongside celebs of stage and song – and Sesame Street – in spectacle's 85th year

Matt Trueman

03, Nov, 2011 @1:16 PM

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