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They say there are two types of people: Those who like Neil Diamond and those who do not. (See What About Bob).
Which one are you? (Note that stating your Neil Diamond stance has nothing to do with politics. Studies show that the Neil Diamond fan base is neither Republican or Democrat. So you're safe here. Politically speaking anyways.)
Did you know Neil Diamond was born January 24, 1941 in Brooklyn NY and is Jewish-Russian-Polish? Did you know that Neil Diamond sang in his high school choir with Barbra Streisand and would later record a solo or two with her? Did you know Neil Diamond wanted to be a laboratory biologist so that he could find a cure for cancer?
Did you know Columbia records signed Neil Diamond in 1962 and canned his sorry toosh one year later? Did you know he wrote the Monkees' tunes I'm A Believer, A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You, Look Out, and Love To Love? Did you know that Neil Diamond has more hair on his chest than a pure-bred bull mastif?
Did you know Neil Diamond opened for The Who? Did you know Neil Diamond has been married twice and has four children? Did you know Neil Diamond gave fencing a stab at New York University? Did you know the Diamond loved to write songs about women? Specifically the names of women: Sweet Caroline, Cracklin' Rosie, Desiree, Cherry Cherry (check out the wiggle in the tight leathers on this one), Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon, Kentucky Woman.
Did you know that Neil Diamond supplies the rabidrunner's favorite housework music?
It's true. All of it.