When I was in elementary school I knew this guy named Andrew. I used to go to his house to play Nintendo. His parents had an extensive Neil Diamond album collection. They’d also go to his concerts whenever he was in town. I’d make fun of his parents for their devotion to the Diamond.
Alas, I was only a child back then and did not realize that some music was timeless and classic. Many years later, I came upon the realization that Neil Diamond had his place in music history. Several of his tracks are now in my MP3 collection.
VH1 has a series called Storytellers in which artists describe how a particular song was written and then they perform the piece. Good stuff. Neil Diamond did one such show. I’d like to share with you the following clip from that show.