Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happy Birthday, Neil Diamond

Happy seventy-second birthday today (January 24th) to American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond. Now into his sixth decade of performing, Diamond has been given such honors as induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (in 1984) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (in 2011), receipt of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award (in 2000) and a Kennedy Center Honors honoree (in 2011).

My reviews of his early 1980's albums just scratch the surface of his career. You never know when he will turn up on future editions of Seventies Saturday as he is a favorite of mine.

But for today, catch up with these reviews if you missed them previously:

- for the 1980 soundtrack to the Jazz Singer, click here

- for his 1981 album On the Way to the Sky, click here

- for his 1982 album Heartlight, click here

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