American singer Neil Diamond has turned 70 on January 24 and is ready to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after spending 50 years of successful career in the entertainment business. His official induction will take place in March in New York City.
Neil, who is well known for his classic tunes and sequin shirts, will join the league of his fellow entertainers Alice Cooper, Darlene Love, Tom Waits and Dr John. In the 60s and 70s, Diamond was all about rock n’ roll but he shifted his music to more adult contemporary style in the early 80s.
No one can doubt his stature as a musical legend even though he might not have topped in recent charts. So, it will be a good news for the fans of the singer, who is being recognized by the Hall of Fame.
Diamond has sold over 128 million records across the world since the 1960s. The casual manner of the singer has been an important part of his appeal. Sirius XM Radio will celebrate the occasion by re-launching the Neil Diamond Radio, which will air music only by Diamond. It can also be accessed on internet radio and also through Blackberry phones, iPhone and Android by downloading applications. –Sampurn