- Neil Diamond has written some of the most memorable songs in pop history. A brilliant song writer and a charismatic live performer, he is one of the Top 5 most successful solo artists in pop music, and has sold over 120 million albums. However, he is a star who has suffered periods of crippling self-doubt. He is an intriguing blend of contradictions—a massively entertaining live performer, yet deeply introspective off stage. After years of anonymity in Tin Pan Alley churning out hits for other artists and surviving on only one dollar a day, Neil Diamond burst onto the scene in his own right in 1969 with “Sweet Caroline”. This fascinating portrait of Neil Diamond—his life, his music, his passion—s explored from his childhood struggle to get out of Brooklyn, through five decades of global stardom. This biography gives a compelling insight into the complex man behind the glittering legend.
Laura Jackson is a bestselling rock and film writer. She has written several biographies of famous musicians and celebrities such as Jon Bon Jovi, Bono, Queen, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Ewan McGregor.
Published: August 2005
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.25 in.