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Neil Diamond

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Birthday
24, 1941
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
24, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY

About

One of the most successful adult contemporary artists in the history of the Billboard chart, he has sold over 125 million records and is known for hits like "Kentucky Woman," "Sweet Caroline," and "America."

Before Fame

He won an NCAA National Championship as part of the New York University fencing team. During his final year at NYU, he was offered a gig writing music for a publishing company.

Trivia

He became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and, in 2011, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He got married to Jaye Posner in 1963, then to Marcia Murphey on December 5, 1969, and then to Katie McNeil on April 21, 2012. He has two sons, named Micah and Jesse, and two daughters, named Marjorie and Elyn.

Associated With

He and Barbra Streisand were classmates at Erasmus Hall High School and they would later sing a duet on Diamond's song "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," which would become a #1 hit.