Monday, October 02, 2006

Number 792 - Neil Diamond



Number 792

Neil Diamond

"Cherry Cherry"

(1972)
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Genre:Singer/Songwriter

Cherry Cherry was originally released in 1966 and is Neil Diamond's 2nd entry into "The Definitive 1000 Songs Of All Time" (See entry number 846)
Here is some trivia for you Neil Diamond fans
Diamond's hit song "Heartlight" was inspired by the blockbuster 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Is a fan of Australian Rules Football team The Brisbane Lions
In the 1991 film What About Bob?, the protagonist posits,"There are two types of people in the world: those who like Neil Diamond and those who don't". He attributes the failure of his marriage to his ex-wife's fondness for Neil Diamond
Diamond is one of a small number of performers such as Paul Simon, Pink Floyd (1975 onward) and Johnny Rivers who have their name as the copyright owner on the phonograph records they perform. (Most phonorecords have the recording company as the named owner of the recording.)
Was forced to pay $150,000,000 to former wife Marcia Murphey in their divorce settlement. This holds the record as the fourth most expensive divorce in history
For his role in The Jazz Singer (1980), Diamond became the first ever "Winner" of a Worst Actor 'Razzie' Award, yet he was nominated for a Golden Globe for the same role
Went to NYU on a fencing scholarship
Seriously considered "Eyce Cherry" for his professional name
When he and Barbra Streisand had a smash hit in 1978 with "You Don't Bring Me Flowers", it was not the first time that the Brooklyn-born superstars had sung together. While students at New York City's Erasmus High School, they both sang in the school choir.
His soundtrack to the film Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) grossed more than the movie itself
The Finnish band "HIM" covered Diamond's song "Solitary Man" on thier album "And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997-2004"
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Shame on you Rolling Stone) and the Album ranked at Number (Tsk)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 64.4 out of 108
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