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    Default Neil diamond - nomination !!!! Md hall of fame




    This artist fell through the cracks! Neil Leslie Diamond has been with us for 6 decades!!! This incredible singer songwriter has amassed a staggering 33 studio albums and 8 live releases...I know our esteemed MD member ...Jerome will appreciate this video from Hot August Night!



    Hits include Solitary Man, Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry, Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon, Kentucky Woman, Thank The Lord For the Night Time, Red Red Wine, Shilo, Brother Loves Travellin' Salvation Show, Holly Holy, Soolaimon, Cracklin Rosie, I Am I Said.....on and on and on!

    His 1972 live album Hot August Night is electrifying! The album was Number One in Australia for 29 weeks!

    The one thing I love about this artist is that his songs are real...no fancy production and very dominant and strong as far as melody is concerned!
    " WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD, MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT HAPPINESS WAS THE KEY TO LIFE. WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL, THEY ASKED ME WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP. I WROTE DOWN "HAPPY". THEY TOLD ME I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE ASSIGNMENT AND I TOLD THEM THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND LIFE."

    - JOHN LENNON

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    Gets my vote! He and Barbara Streisand were classmates! I regard 'Hot August Night' as one of the best live albums ever.
    'The purpose of life is a life of purpose' - Athena Orchard.

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    I'll third it...

    Agree with HAN as a great live album also

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    I'll fifth it
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    My fave of his - https://youtu.be/79AoCd65_TA

    And quite possibly the best intro to a live concert ever - just love this - https://youtu.be/A0pPflnQ6CI
    Last edited by Jerome; 19-09-2016 at 14:17.
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    Yes! Neil has 5 votes! Off to the hall he goes! Wow that didn't take long!
    " WHEN I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD, MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT HAPPINESS WAS THE KEY TO LIFE. WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL, THEY ASKED ME WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP. I WROTE DOWN "HAPPY". THEY TOLD ME I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE ASSIGNMENT AND I TOLD THEM THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND LIFE."

    - JOHN LENNON

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
    My fave of his - https://youtu.be/79AoCd65_TA

    And quite possibly the best intro to a live concert ever - just love this - https://youtu.be/A0pPflnQ6CI
    Sweet Caroline is my fave of Neil's...

    Love that concert intro, as you said Jerome, the best ever....
    followed closely by 1970s Presley with the 2001 Space Odyssey theme IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZY-HORSE View Post
    Sweet Caroline is my fave of Neil's...

    Love that concert intro, as you said Jerome, the best ever....
    followed closely by 1970s Presley with the 2001 Space Odyssey theme IMO.
    Yes, I remember the 2001 theme. Also very good. BTW, both concerts have one thing in common - brilliant drummers.
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    couldn't agree more about the drummers/drumming on those tracks....

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