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Neil Leslie Diamond

Hebrew: ניל לזלי דיימונד
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Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY, United States
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Son of Private and Rose Diamond
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Private and Private
Ex-partner of Private
Father of Private; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Private

Occupation: Rock Hall of Fame, American singer-songwriter
Managed by: Malka Mysels
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About Neil Diamond

Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is the third most successful Adult Contemporary vocal artist ever, ranking behind only Barbra Streisand and Elton John. Diamond scored a number of hits worldwide in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. As of 2001 Diamond has sold 115 million records worldwide, including 48 million records in the U.S.

Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984, and in 2000 he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. On Monday, March 14, 2011, Neil Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Neil Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York, to a Jewish family descended from Russian and Polish immigrants. His father, Akiva Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Diamond grew up in several homes in Brooklyn, attending Abraham Lincoln High School.

The Diamond family temporarily relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of Kieve Diamond's military service during World War II. During their time in Wyoming, Neil fell in love with "singing cowboy" movies on matinée showings at the local cinema.

After the end of World War II, Neil and his parents returned to Brooklyn. He was given a $9 acoustic guitar for a birthday gift, which began his interest in music. At age 15 Neil wrote his first song, which he titled "Here Them Bells".

He went on to NYU on a fencing scholarship. "I actually wanted to be a laboratory biologist. I wanted to study and find a cure for cancer. My grandmother had died of cancer. And I was always very good at the sciences. And I thought I would go and try and discover the cure for cancer." However, during his senior year in NYU, a music publishing company made him an offer he could not refuse: an offer to write songs for $50 a week. This started him on the road to stardom.

Diamond married his high school sweetheart, school teacher Jaye "Posey" Posner, in 1963. They had two daughters, Marjorie and Elyn, before they divorced in 1969.

In December 1969, Diamond married Marcia Murphey, a production assistant; they also had two children, both sons, Jesse and Micah. Diamond's second marriage ended in 1995.

Diamond was in a relationship with Australian Rachel Farley, whom he met while she handled marketing during his 1996 Australian tour, until 2008.

On September 7, 2011, Diamond announced his engagement to 41 year old Katie McNeil in a message on Twitter: "Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you're the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well."

About Neil Diamond (עברית)

ניל לזלי דיימונד

' (באנגלית: Neil Leslie Diamond; נולד ב-24 בינואר 1941) הוא זמר-יוצר יהודי-אמריקאי בן לעקיבא דיימונד ורוז לבית רפפורט. עד כה הוציא דיימונד 31 אלבומי אולפן ושבעה אלבומי הופעה שנמכרו ברחבי העולם במעל ל-125 מיליון עותקים. ב-2011 הוא הוכנס להיכל התהילה של הרוק אנד רול.[1]

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Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is the third most successful Adult Contemporary vocal artist ever, ranking behind only Barbra Streisand and Elton John. Diamond scored a number of hits worldwide in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. As of 2001 Diamond has sold 115 million records worldwide, including 48 million records in the U.S.

Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984, and in 2000 he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. On Monday, March 14, 2011, Neil Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Neil Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York, to a Jewish family descended from Russian and Polish immigrants. His father, Akiva Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Diamond grew up in several homes in Brooklyn, attending Abraham Lincoln High School.

The Diamond family temporarily relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of Kieve Diamond's military service during World War II. During their time in Wyoming, Neil fell in love with "singing cowboy" movies on matinée showings at the local cinema.

After the end of World War II, Neil and his parents returned to Brooklyn. He was given a $9 acoustic guitar for a birthday gift, which began his interest in music. At age 15 Neil wrote his first song, which he titled "Here Them Bells".

He went on to NYU on a fencing scholarship. "I actually wanted to be a laboratory biologist. I wanted to study and find a cure for cancer. My grandmother had died of cancer. And I was always very good at the sciences. And I thought I would go and try and discover the cure for cancer." However, during his senior year in NYU, a music publishing company made him an offer he could not refuse: an offer to write songs for $50 a week. This started him on the road to stardom.

Diamond married his high school sweetheart, school teacher Jaye "Posey" Posner, in 1963. They had two daughters, Marjorie and Elyn, before they divorced in 1969.

In December 1969, Diamond married Marcia Murphey, a production assistant; they also had two children, both sons, Jesse and Micah. Diamond's second marriage ended in 1995.

Diamond was in a relationship with Australian Rachel Farley, whom he met while she handled marketing during his 1996 Australian tour, until 2008.

On September 7, 2011, Diamond announced his engagement to 41 year old Katie McNeil in a message on Twitter: "Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you're the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well."

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Neil Diamond's Timeline

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January 24, 1941
Brooklyn, NY, United States