SINGER AND SONGWRITER NEIL DIAMOND WROTE "I'M A BELIEVER" FOR THE MONKEES, AND PEFORMED HIS OWN POP HITS, INCLUDING "HEARTLIGHT" AND "SWEET CAROLINE."
BORN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ON JANUARY 24, 1941, NEIL DIAMOND BEGAN WRITING SONGS WHILE STUDYING AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY.
HIS OWN HITS INCLUDE "SWEET CAROLINE," "AMERICA" AND "HEARTLIGHT." HE ALSO WROTE "I'M A BELIEVER" PERFORMED BY THE MONKEES, AND HIS SONG "RED, RED WINE" WAS A BIG HIT FOR BAND UB40 IN 1983. DIAMOND'S RECENT ALBUMS INCLUDE 12 SONGS (2005) AND HOME BEFORE DARK (2008).
“I'm a 'people pleaser'—I think most performers are, and when I'm in front of an audience I'll try to make those folks happy any which way I can.”—Neil Diamond