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Cathy MacDonald Cathy MacDonald | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 14 November 2010

I see that Neil Diamond is bringing out a new album of songs called Dreams. At seventy years of age, he's a good example of someone who's never tired of his craft as a singer/songwriter, but I suppose when you've seen your songs covered by the likes of Elvis and Frank Sinatra, you don't need further proof that you must be doing something right.

Neil Diamond at Glastonbury in 2008

Neil Diamond

I well remember songs like "Sweet Caroline", "I am, I said" "Longfellow Serenade" and my all time favourite - "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" There's something about his gravelly voice and the energy he puts into his music that I enjoy, but there's always that reminder of my youth when I first started listening to music, and given that it wasn't quite so available then as it is now - you would pretty much listen to anything that was around, and then decide whether you liked it or not. Fortunately or otherwise, I did, and pretty soon Neil Diamond joined a growing collection of singer/songwriters like Johnny Cash, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. And they've all stood the test of time - I still listen to them and enjoy their music.

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