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Neil Diamond’s Life and Career

Follow the star from his days in the Brill Building to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Neil Diamond poses for a portrait in the 1960s.

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Brill Building Era

Neil Diamond sings with songwriters and producers Ellie Greenwich, Bert Burns and Jeff Barry in New York, circa 1966.

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Family Man

Neil Diamond clips his son Jesse's fingernails as his wife Marcia watches backstage at the Winter Garden Theater in New York before a performance in October 1972.

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BBC Studios

Neil Diamond squeezes the cheeks of BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Tony Blackburn while broadcasting in a BBC Studio in the United Kingdom in December 1974.

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‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore’

Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand record the song "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" in October 1978.

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Super Bowl XXI

Neil Diamond sings the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl XXI at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 25th, 1987.

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With Brian Wilson on ‘The Tonight Show’

Neil Diamond performs with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, filmed in Los Angeles on November 14th, 2005.

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MusiCares Person of the Year

President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow presents Neil Diamond with the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6th, 2009.

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51st Annual Grammy Awards

Neil Diamond performs during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8th, 2009.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Neil Diamond accepts his award for being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on March 14th, 2011.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love and Bette Midler perform during the 26th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on March 14th, 2011.

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With Elton John

Elton John and Neil Diamond perform during the 26th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on March 14th, 2011.

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Billboard Music Awards

Neil Diamond performs during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 22nd, 2011.

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Kennedy Center Honors

Neil Diamond receives a Kennedy Center Honor along with Barbara Cook, Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins and Meryl Streep during the 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in Washington, DC on December 4th, 2011.

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