Sunday, November 30th, 1969

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond was working in the famous Brill Building, writing songs recorded by Elvis Presley and The Monkees, while trying to build his own singing career. It took off when he performed his massive hit “Sweet Caroline” and “Holly Holy” on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” He was one of the new wave of singer-songwriters like Carole King and Paul Simon who had given up successful careers writing for others to perform their own material.