24 January 1941: Birthday of Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Source)

On this Day: January 24, 1941 | Birthday of Neil Diamond, DRIFTER'S DAY
Randy Newman (left) and Neil Diamond (right) at a ceremony for Diamond to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (cropped image) – Author: Angela George (Source)

Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and occasional actor. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.[1][2] He has had ten No. 1 singles on the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts: “Cracklin’ Rosie“, “Song Sung Blue“, “Longfellow Serenade“, “I’ve Been This Way Before“, “If You Know What I Mean“, “Desirée“, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers“, “America“, “Yesterday’s Songs“, and “Heartlight“. Thirty-eight songs by Diamond have been featured in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts. He also played in movies such as The Jazz Singer, a musical drama film.

Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, and he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. In 2011, he was an honoree at the Kennedy Center Honors, and he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.[3]

In 2019, his 1969 signature song “Sweet Caroline” was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. (Source)

Volker

I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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