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Neil Diamond

NEIL dIaMoND

YEAR

2011

INDUCTED BY

Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel)

CATEGORY

Performers

Neil Diamond wrote for himself, but he spoke to everybody.

Diamond testifies that songwriting is his way of finding his true nature. His ability to put words to the human experience explains his commercial success, his fans of all stripes and his timelessness.

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

HALL OF FAME
ESSAY

By Alan Light

Songwriting has always been about discovery for Neil Diamond.

Of course, be is one of the world’s most popular performers, with over 125 million albums sold. Already a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he has been a dominant force on the pop charts for two generations: Thirty-six of his songs have hit the Top Forty.

More than four decades into a legendary career, he remains one of the top touring acts around the globe.

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