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Neil Diamond Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 24, 2019

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Short Biography

Neil Leslie Diamond was born on 24th January 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City in the state of New York, United States. He is a famous American Film Actor, Recording Artist, Musician, Singer and Songwriter.

Other Name: Neil Leslie Diamond
Other Professions: Songwriter Musician Recording Artist Film Actor
Appearance: Hollywood

Neil Diamond Complete Bio & Career

Neil Diamond after his schooling, he usually had to help in his father's shop. On his 16th birthday, he got a guitar given that he learned to play. He went with Barbra Streisand to the Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush and sang with her in the freshman chorus. In the early 60s, he initially worked as a songwriter with modest success such as Sunday and Me, who he wrote for Jay and the Americans and ended up in 18th place). With the title I'm a Believer, which he provided the Monkees, he had his first world success.
Then followed the well-known own hits, which are also in the repertoire of many other pop greats such as  Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Harry Belafonte, Shirley Bassey, Roy Orbison, Julio Iglesias, Tom Jones, and  Daliah Lavi. His first composed and self-sung titles in the US music charts Billboard Hot 100 from 1966 Solitary Man landed in 55th place. In 1976, Diamond recorded the album Beautiful Noise, which was produced by Robbie Robertson. The album reached in the German-speaking countries the top of the album charts.
In 1980, the movie The Jazz Singer was released in which Neil Diamond starred alongside Laurence Olivier and provided the film music. With the song America, which reached # 8 on the Billboard singles charts and the ballad Love on the Rocks (# 2), the soundtrack became hugely successful and reached # 1 on the Billboard charts; the film, on the other hand, flopped. In 1996, he recorded with Tennessee Moon a country album, which gave him a listing at number 14. In 2000, Neil Diamond received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.
On May 9, 2008 - again in collaboration with Rubin - his 29th studio album titled Home Before Dark appeared, including a duet with Natalie Maines, who is the lead singer of Dixie Chicks. The album was Diamonds first No. 1 album on the Billboard charts. In the summer of 2008, Neil Diamond was again on a concert tour in Europe, on his 2009 album "A Cherry Cherry Christmas", Diamond covered the well-known song "The Chanukah Song" by comedian Adam Sandler. On March 14, 2011, Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where Paul Simon introduced him. On August 10, 2012, Diamond received a star of the music-recording category on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In January 2018, Diamond announced he was suffering from Parkinson’s. Therefore, he will not only cancel his ongoing Australia and New Zealand tour but also generally no longer give concerts

Neil Diamond Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Akiva Diamond and Rose Rapaport and has a brother named Harvey Diamond. He is married to Katie McNeil since 2012 and previously, he was married two times with Jayne Posner (1963-1969) and Marcia Murphey (1969-1995). He has two sons named Jesse DiamondMicah Diamond, and two daughters named Elyn Diamond and Marjorie Diamond.

Life's Important Dates Of Neil Diamond

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Neil Diamond

  • On August 10, 2012, Diamond received a star of the music recording category on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • The most successful song sung by him was He Is Not Heavy ... He's My Brother, a 17th place hit of 1970.
  • His first composed and self-sung titles in the US music charts Billboard Hot 100 from 1966 Solitary Man
  • He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
  • In 2011, he was inducted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • In 2000, he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In 2018, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Neil Diamond Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

81 years, 8months, 11 days old age Neil Diamond will turn 82 on 24 January, 2023. Only 3 months, 18 days, 5 hours,15 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Neil Diamond has celebrated the total number of 81 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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