We all have ou favorite holiday songs and albums, and one of mine is a 2009 Christmas album by Neil Diamond, entitled: "A Cherry, Cherry Christmas". Even the title tune is a fun holiday treat, where Neil ties in many of his song titles into the lyrics.
Neil Diamond gave my wife and I two incredible memories: first when we saw him live in concert at Madison Square Garden, and second when we saw him perform "Sweet Caroline" live at Fenway Park in Boston, the first day the Red Sox were back in town after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. What is Neil Diamond up to these days?
When I first heard this 1962 song called, "At Night", I did a double-take. It sounded like a Neil Sedaka pop hit, complete with do-run-run girl backup singers. When I discovered who recorded it, I was totally blown away. Check this out.
Echoes of the horror left by the Boston Marathon bombing will continue to reverberate for years, especially for its victims -- but we can all take comfort in the good deeds inspired by this despicable act, among them a touching gift from none other than Neil Diamond.