Don Was is a widely-respected artist, record label boss and hugely in-demand A-list producer.
The first in a run of major US hits spanning decades arrived for Diamond in September 1966.
Bobby's composition about a teenage rite of passage, 'Summer (The First Time),' became one of the most striking summer hits of the 1970s.
As 'Brothers and Sisters' entered the album chart, its Dickey Betts song ‘Ramblin’ Man'' hit the Hot 100 to become the band's first major hit.
After three consecutive top ten albums in the UK, the Australian band went straight to No. 1 with their 1992 release.
How well do you know Neil Diamond’s ‘Hot August Night’ album and its sequels?
The albums capture the full excitement and drama of Diamond's famous concert experiences across many decades.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
The varied history and many interpretations of one of the most enduring John-Taupin compositions.
The California dreamers and their only US No. 1 single.
Few can touch Barbra Streisand in terms of cultural clout, career autonomy and sheer vocal ability, here we explore the enduring power of Streisand.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
Diamond's original was covered by reggae artist Tony Tribe, whose version inspired UB40's massive chart-topping rendition of 1983.
The love song: some of these songs celebrate love and some dump on it, but they all have one thing in common... that love is the highest of human emotions.
Some songwriters have a greater ability to pluck classic songs from the ether than others, so what sets the great ones apart from the rest?