Everybody loves Neil Diamond music! He has given us great tunes and performances for many moons and continues to rock. Neil Diamond is one of the industry’s undisputed top live draws, a singer who’s set attendance records since the early days. Neil is like good whiskey, the older he gets, the greater he gets. Mr. Diamond is the best songwriter and singer of our time!
The story of his life and all the Neil Diamond music is inspiring because of its many triumphs and its longevity. Neil began in NYC’s famous Brill Building as a songwriter for others in the early 1960′s before launching his own career in the middle of the decade. Diamond assumed various roles-ranging from rocker to dramatic pop belter as time went on. His record contract was up for renewal, and he re-signed to Columbia Records in 1981 dedicating himself to ten more records at a price of 30 million dollars. He proceeded to make hits into the 90′s, right up to the present day.
One can argue that the later Neil Diamond music was more pop sounding, but there’s no question that the songs of the early years, (60′s and early 70′s) was rock related. In the late 1980′s, Neil Diamond and Springsteen were running neck and neck in the top five of Billboard’s Hot 100! A genuinely, important folk-rock singer in the early days, who lost his way for a few decades, then found his way back home.
Neil Diamonds music has been re-done by a wide range of music legends. They include, Coldplay, Chris Cornell, The Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, UB40, Urge Overkill and Deep Purple just to name a few. Neil has an amazing talent for putting images in your brain mixed with music. Sometimes after a number of years you may forget a lyric or two, but the music lives on. Since the early days of his career, he has been the uncrowned king of pop music for decades.
Diamond is truly one of rock’s legends and continues to lead the way for new acts and even older acts looking to reinvent themselves. Neil is one of those blessed songwriters to have enjoyed success with an awesome catalog of great songs. Neil Diamond music will continue to live on, despite a time in music that is seeing changes in the popular taste.
If you want to hear all the best songs, check out Diamond’s Greatest Hits. It’s a classic example of all his legendary music. This live record has all the great songs you know and love. A two CD, thirty three song work of art. This collection of music is a must have for all “Diamond Heads”!