Neil Diamond Heading To Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

neil diamond selected for 2001 rock and roll hall of fame class Neil Diamond Heading To Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Neil Diamond[/lastfm] will be recognized in 2011 with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, according to a message on the singer and songwriter’s website.

“Any club that has [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chuck Berry[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Little Richard[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Everly Brothers[/lastfm] is a club that I want to be a part of,” Diamond said.

Having been nominated in September of this year, Diamond, 69, will join [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Alice Cooper Band[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dr. John[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Darlene Love[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tom Waits[/lastfm] in the class of 2011.

Over the course of his career, Diamond’s songs have found the Billboard Top 40 a total of 37 times, most recently with “I’m Alive” in 1983. Since then, his music has been a fixture of the Adult Contemporary charts, most recently hitting number four there with “Cherry Cherry Christmas” in 2009.

Big congratulations to Mr. “Sweet Caroline!”

[Source: Yahoo!]


One Comment

  1. Laurie Ackerman says:

    Mazel Tov Neil !

  2. oldies76 says:

    Cherry Cherry baby!!

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