The life and career of the legendary career of one of pop's most celebrated singer-songwriters
Neil Diamond with Carol Hunter, lead guitarist of his five-piece band in 1971
American singer songwriter Neil Diamond plays guitar, circa 1977
Neil Diamond gestures during a performance at New York's Madison Square Garden, July 24, 1986.
Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales at the National Exhibition Centre where they attended a Neil Diamond concert in Birmingham, July 6, 1984. The royal couple share a joke with the American singer before the start of the concert, when the singer presented the princess with a cuddly cat called Garfield.
Neil Diamond stands outside his West Hollywood office before a press conference for the release of compilation of songs, "Hot August Night II", Feb. 1, 1988.
Neil opens his act in 1993 and is immediately orchestrating a crowd singalong
Singer Neil Diamond performs, Thursday, August 18, 2005, at Madison Square Garden in New York during his world tour.
Singer Neil Diamond poses at The Regency Hotel in New York, Nov. 9, 2005.
Neil Diamond poses for a photograph as he arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute in honor of him on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Singer Neil Diamond performing on stage at the Manchester Nymex
Neil Diamond performs on the Pyramid Stage during day three of the Glastonbury Festival, 2008
Neil Diamond performing on day three of the 2008 Glastonbury Festival
Neil Diamond arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute honouring him in Los Angeles, Friday, February 6, 2009.
Neil Diamond performs at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Neil Diamond performs with the Boston Pops on the Esplanade, Friday, July 3, 2009 in Boston.
Neil Diamond sings "Sweet Caroline" in the middle of the eighth inning during the opening game of the baseball season between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, April 4, 2010.
Neil Diamond arrives at the "Stand Up To Cancer" television event at Sony Studios in Culver City, California, on Friday, September 10, 2010.
Inductee Neil Diamond appears backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Monday, March 14, 2011 in New York
Inductees Neil Diamond, left, and Alice Cooper perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Tuesday, March 14, 2011 in New York.
Inductee Neil Diamond accepts his trophy at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Monday, March 14, 2011, in New York.