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POLL: Neil Diamond Nominated For The Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame… REALLY?

As reported HERE, [lastfm]Neil Diamond[/lastfm] was placed on a list of nominees to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame!

Really???  Is Neil Diamond really “Rock N Roll”??

You decide… Take the poll!

Vote Now!

  • Lorelei McBroom

    Are you serious! Neil Diamond is a legend with a whole lotta talent! Rock N’ Roll is more inclusive than some people wanna admit.

  • JERI

    I VOTE NO.

  • Lorelei McBroom

    Gary Rock ‘N Roll is a state of mind! Don’t get hung up on styles. Little Richard to Jimmy Hendrix is a big gap, and Neil Diamond has a pop/folk/blues mix that qualifies in my book!

  • gary law

    he is the man. i go way back with neil. his music will allways be king. he has all the classics. he really deserves to be in the hall. rather it be cracklin rosie or song sung blue. whatever. open the door and give hom the keys to the darn place. he is truly the best.

  • Sue Trimborn

    Gary I cannot BELIEVE you are comparing Neil to Liberace????? Lisa is totally right, I have seen Neil in concert many times and he totally ROCKS. Ps – Miss calling in to talk to you…what’s up with that??

  • Robert

    Neil Diamond in the R&R HOF ? Absolutely ! How often does K-Earth 101 play “Cherry Cherry” ? A LOT ! Maybe not enough — it’s a great song. And look at other songs he’s written that have been hits for other artists — “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees, “Kentucky Woman” by Deep Purple, and “The Boat That I Row” by Lulu, which was big in England in ’67. No, maybe we don’t “bring him flowers” any more, but he deserves to be in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. — Bo’B

  • Al

    Neil definitely belongs in the R&R hall of fame.. Why? -If Madonna, The staple singers, Bee gees and Nat King cole are in the hall..thats why..Attention R&R HOF, no KISS in the R&R HOF, You got to be kidding me!

  • John

    Yes!! He’s given us lots of great songs that rock!!

  • Candi Hutchinson

    I am usually with Gary, but not here. I saw Neil on the Lloyd Thaxton Show and THAT was rock in those days!! Go Diamond!

  • Laurie Ackerman

    Hot August Night in 1972 was the greatest Rock and Roll night ever at The Greek! I saw all of his performance. He told everyone that if you ever saw him in public, please come up to him and say hi Neal!
    Many years later, I did just that., What a gracious gentleman.
    I also remember when he did another concert series at The Greek on Sept. 11, and it was raining . Neal came out doing a soft shoe and singing
    “I’m Singing in The Rain,” Vote for Neal.He deserves a place in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Sweet Caroline is my all time favorite hit.I’m A Believer in Neal Diamond! Heard his music for the first time on KHJ thanks to Robert W.Morgan,The Real Don Steele and Sam Riddle! Neal was no diamond in the rough! He was a rock and roll all the way!

  • Gary K.

    My only question is, “Why did it take so long”? He should have been in the Hall of Fame a long time ago!!

  • Richard Stewart

    WTF, there is no way in hell that Neil Diamond should be considered rock n roll……. beastie boys is more rock/rap, but they belong in the hall of fame more then Neil does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Richard Stewart

  • Karen Jones

    Be still my heart! The man is too fantastic! He, on stage, is over the top, sexy, hot, wild, oh again, be still my heart! I “swoon” when I hear him sing – even “You don’t bring me flowers.” What about his song America? Now that rocks and needs to be played a lot in this times!

  • Richard Stewart

    You people are crazy, he might be a good artest, but he ISN”T god……
    Richard Stewart

  • John Haynes

    Maybe in the Bubble Gum Hall of Fame, right next to Juicy and the Fruits…

    • kiwix2

      Beware the wrath of the Neil Diamond fans…like me!
      Rabid dogs have nothing on those who admire,respect and love this mans music.
      Hall of Fame…HELL YEAH !!!

  • Georgia

    I love Neil Diamond and he deserves to be included in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. There are many levels of Rock N Roll the over the top groups like KISS, some early people like Elvis. Neil Diamond continues to draw huge audiences at his concerts and is worthy of all honors that come his way,

  • susie solano

    Gary, Neil has some nice songs and I’m sure is a nice guy but, you can not put him in the same catagory as the Rolling Stones, Cream, Beatles etc. He’s not rock n’ roll.

    He belongs more with Ballet singers.

  • Ron

    One of the absolute BEST shows I EVER saw in the early 70’s was a Neil Diamond concert!

  • John of Long Beach

    Originally, R&R included Neil and other singer/writers who sang so that you can understand the words! Now you have Metal and Hard Rock as other catagories. One vote from 10-10-10 Jan of Long Beach !

  • Mary

    Neil Diamond IS “rock ‘n roll enough” to be in the R&R Hall of Fame! Come on Gary . . . you are just messin’ with us this morning!

  • Emily

    My grandmother has been listening to him for ever! She loves him and so do I!!!!! And I am 13

  • Laurie Ackerman

    I am voting for Neal Diamond on behalf of my 93 year old dad,Warren Ackerman. He attended at least four Neal Dinamond concerts at The Greek, and Forum in the 1970’s and 1980’s Dad was dressed in black leather and thought Neal Diamond was totally cool! It was a real rock and roll date night with my mom!
    You rock Neal in the hearts and mind of my family! Vote for Neal Diamond for The Rock and Roll Fame!

    • Laurie Ackerman

      Sex, drugs ,Rock and Roll after a Hot August Night concert in 1972 is a personal memory !

  • Lee Hand

    Rock n Roll is an era and Neil Diamond was/is very much a part of this era. You mentioned the Monkees – where would they be without Neil Diamond?? How many of their songs did he write?? Anyway –

  • Deb

    My husband and I went to his concert. We were on our feet most of the concert. He’s all ROCK IN ROLL.

  • Sue Trimborn

    maybe if you ever PLAYED Neil Diamond, you’d remember how great he is????? give it a rest Gary….XOXOXOX

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