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Neil Diamond: New York City Born and Raised

New York City born and raised - Johnnie Walker meets Neil Diamond and celebrates his life and music, from his humble beginnings in Brooklyn to headlining around the world.

Johnnie Walker meets Neil Diamond and celebrates his life and music, from humble beginnings in Brooklyn to headlining around the world.

Neil talks about his American roots, which led him to write the anthemic America and his move from New York to California, spawning the deeply moving I Am I Said. He asks what inspired Neil to pick up a guitar and write such classics as Solitary Man, Shilo, You Don't Bring Me Flowers and Love On The Rocks.

This interview first broadcast on Radio 2 in July 2011.

57 minutes

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  • Neil Diamond

    I Am ... I Said

    • 20 Golden Greats.
    • MCA.
    • DMCTV-2.
  • Neil Diamond

    Brooklyn Roads

    • In My Lifetime.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • CK3-65013.
  • Neil Diamond

    Brooklyn Roads

    • In My Lifetime.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • CK3-65013.
  • Bill Haley & His Comets

    (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock

    • The Ultimate Rock 'n' Roll Collection.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • MOOD CD-36.
  • Neil And Jack

    What Will I Do

  • Jay & The Americans

    Sunday And Me

    • Come A Little Bit Closer.
    • UNITED ARTISTS.
    • CDP-793448-2.
  • Neil Diamond

    Blue Destiny

  • Neil Diamond

    Solitary Man

  • Neil Diamond

    Cherry Cherry

    • The Ultimate Collection.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • MOODCD-45.
  • Neil Diamond

    Cherry Cherry

    • The Ultimate Collection.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • MOODCD-45.
  • Niel Diamond + Barbara Streisand

    You Don't Bring Me Flowers

    • The Event Of The Decade.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • XPCD-417.
  • Neil Diamond

    Shilo

    • 20 Golden Greats Neil Diamond.
    • MCA.
    • DMCTV-2.
  • Neil Diamond

    Love On The Rocks

    • Morning Has Broken.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 658-826 2.
  • Neil Diamond

    I Am ... I Said

    • 20 Golden Greats.
    • MCA.
    • DMCTV-2.
  • The Monkees

    A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You

    • The Monkees.
    • ARISTA.
    • 262-507.
  • The Monkees

    Love To Love

  • The Monkees

    Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)

    • Daydream Believer - The Definitive Collection.
    • WEA.
    • 510-1104152.
  • The Monkees

    I'm A Believer

    • Groovy Baby, 25 Swinging Tunes, Yeah Baby!.
    • UNIVERSAL MUSIC TV.
    • 583 988-2.
  • Neil Diamond

    I Am ... I Said

    • 20 Golden Greats.
    • MCA.
    • DMCTV-2.
  • Neil Diamond

    America

    • Neil Diamond Ultimate Collection.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • MOOD CD-45.
  • Neil Diamond

    Beautiful Noise

    Artist: BBC Concert Orchestra

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