Harry Harrison: This is the In Sound presented by the United States Army.A happy how do you do to you...Harry Harrison here, your host on "The In Sound." Say, what tune is at the top in your town today. Sure would like to know, and you could tell us too. If we had your name and phone number, we could call you and put you on the show, and kids all over the USA would know what's "in" in your town. How does that sound, huh? Why don't you write to The In Sound, Box 3435, Grand Central Post Office, New York, 10017. It would be great talking to you, so drop us a note we want to hear from you. Marianne Nolan of Butler New Jersey gets our ...

Harry Harrison: Today, we're going to hear what's happening musically, in Liberal, Kansas. We're talking to one of the top DJ's at KSCV radio, Ted Mason. Ted, hello to you. Ted: Hello, Harry, how are you today? Harry: Doing fine, thanks, Ted. Tell me, what's that number you see heading toward the top spot in town? Ted: "You Got To Me." It's Neil Diamond. Harry: Is Neil pretty popular out there? Ted: Yeah, he's doing real well out here. This particular one has been going real well. A lot of the older folks like it real well, too. Harry: And I know our listeners are going to also. Ted Mason, KSCV, great having ...

Harry Harrison: First record in the spotlight this week is going to be selected by an Army recruiter in Owensboro, Kentucky. Sergeant First Class Bernard Doll. And Sarge, how ya doin' today? Caller: Oh, just fine, and you? Harry: Couldn't be better. Say, what's the record that kids seem to sending up the charts these days in Owensboro? Caller: Well, I would say in the Owensboro area, it would probably be "Thank the Lord," by Neil Diamond. Harry: Ah, good choice. It sounds like you're keeping up with what the kids like musically, Sarge. Caller: Well, yes, it's one way a recruiter can stay informed you know. Harry...

Stones Interview Recording Transcript: SEGMENT 1 (12:00) INTERVIEWER: "Music-Radio 940, WSHS- hi, it's Chris Pickett with you and our special guest, one of the music world's great stars, Neil Diamond- whose last 4 albums alone have sold over a million copies. Neil's latest album, on the UNI records label, is entitled Stones and we'll be talking to Neil about that album as well as playing songs from it as we go along. So, without further a-do, our special guest during this hour of "Album Spotlight," Mr. Neil Diamond!" NEIL DIAMOND: "Hi everybody, this is Neil Diamond and ah, it's really nice to be here on the show and I'd like ...

Tony: ???????We're speaking in one of London's oldest and not too exclusive clubs and having a very long lunch. Neil: And being eyed by everyone in the club with daggers. Tony: Oh well. And we're trying to wash down the remains of it with some BBC coffee. Neil the first time your name came to my own personal attention was some years ago as the writer of the "Monkees" hit "I'm A Believer" and a couple of weeks later, I saw your first album and I was surprised and interested to see how many different styles and directions you were going in. But obviously very simple in musical content. Was this because you were still feeling you...

Interviewer: September 25th 1972 Volume 1 Issue 5 The country boy from Hackensack comes on like ?? P.D. talks with Neil Diamond at the Opry. We tune in the most listened to man in Chicago ?? around the country George McGovern staff campaigns in Jacksonville, Larry Ryan has a run in with a truck, the Time Machine presents Bill Grey with ?? Super Chan shares his music philosophy and Tom Showban builds a ??. If you're ready... Plays: Piece of "Holly Holy" Interviewer: Neil Diamond is one of the most talented and creative recording and performing acts in the business today. His music is contemporary and he recently played two nights of ...

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Interviewer: What was the first concert? Neil: And it was just a fabulous experience for me. Went up to Manchester and did two concerts and will be in Birmingham tomorrow night. And so on and so forth... Interviewer: Well I'm always one to be the first on at a concert and I hope to see you in a couple of weeks time, but how has the act changed since the one that I saw when you were last here at the Festival Hall? Neil: Well...new music, a lot of new songs. Hopefully I have changed in the last year so that reflects itself in the performance. The audience is more familiar with me at this point, so there is more of a relationship....

Neil interview with Murray the K (September 1972) US Transcribed by ToniB Murray: 1965 – It was, I think, it was La Guardia airport, and I was going, I was with two K-Girls on my way to do the Mike Douglas Show which was a publicity appearance for "It's What's Happening Baby", the television show. And at the airport, I bumped into an old friend, you! And I think, and I wanna tell ya, my memory must be fantastic, 'cause I think I'm right. You were going to Pittsburgh. Neil: You're right! (both men laugh). Murray: I don't know why... Neil: Fantastic Murray: And you were.... Neil: It was Pittsburgh Mu...

Announcer: It's twenty-three minutes away from news time here on Radio Luxemburg International. Once again it's Ken Evans... Ken: Neil, this is the recording from the "Moods" album which is my favorite album of yours. I prefer it...A lot of people have a great debate whether "Taproot Manuscript" is the greater of the two. I love Moods and I love this one, too..."Gitchy Goomy" and we'll also have to include it in the program. Neil: Yeah, "Gitchy Goomy" is a little lesson in philosophy to a little kid. It's written half in baby talk and half in big people talk and I guess you have to be two years old or a grown-up to understand it...

Part 3: Continuation of interview in 5/72 on Talk-In, Radio One, in UK Neil: Uh -- ... Anne: Marilyn Panai has a better idea, I think... Neil: Well – I -- I am not sure I want to hear it. Anne: Yeah... Neil: No, I'm -- it is very difficult to explain, but people tend to think, "Gee, you know, wow!" You really, you think that -- uh, uh -- you think you're the biggest thing around and great and that kind of thing but – uh -- no, I do essentially what I've done for a long time, which is write songs and record music and perform, and of course everything is on a different level. But – uhm -- Johnny: What particul...

Fred: Neil Diamond talks about his theory of song writing and the story of one of his biggest hits "I Am I Said" Neil: Well I Am I Said was really a difficult song because I really had to spend a lot of time thinking about what I was before the song was written and I spent about 4 months writing it and it's easily the most satisfying lyric that I've written because it's very personal and touches me maybe more deeply than some of the other songs Fred: You've got your whole early life wrapped up in this song ?? Neil: Yeah I guess I do have a lot myself wrapped up in it. Fred: Why? Neil: Well for the last couple of years the t...

It was a year ago. The air was thick and hot in Los Angeles; typical Southern California summer weather. Perfect for outdoor activities. But all the attention was focused on one particular outdoor event. The billboard had gone up several weeks before in a prominent Sunset Strip location. It said, "Neil Diamond In Concert 10 Days Only At The Greek Theatre." Within a few short days after the board went up, it was slagged (?) "Sold Out". But then that was to be expected.. For few people in the music business command the widespread respect and admiration that befalls Neil Diamond. This is Steve Marshall. In this program we'll be taking you ...

Opens with "Cracklin' Rosie" DC All right, still number 1 in my ------- if you don't mind. Neil Diamond and "Cracklin' Rosie" and today as promoed, as promised, Neil Diamond Live with -------- Welcome to El Capital. ND Thank you very much, nice to be here. DC Hey, how long you over for? ND Well actually I'll just be over for a few more days. I've been in town for a few days and I did the Shirley Bassey Christmas Special last night and it'll be shown I think sometime toward the end of the month, which is a te...

... throw them immediately in front of a microphone, we like to sort of ease them into this with a nice cup of coffee, or that's what we hope it is this morning, and we'll be chatting to Neil I guess after the next record. That's one of our Radio One - I can't say Radio One this morning! - Radio One new spin LPs, and that's a number called Mr Businessman. Nine and a half minutes past eleven o'clock, and welcome to my very first guest, Neil Diamond. ND: Hello Tony, how are you, nice to see you again. TB: Yes, it's been a long, long time hasn't it. ND: Yes it has, you look marvellous, as I said before. TB: Thank you very m...

Pete Murray: Coming up to eight and a half minutes to eleven, and I'm delighted to welcome to the programme Neil Diamond. Good morning to you, Neil. ND: Hello Pete, how are you. PM: One thing we've got to clear up, Neil, before we go any further, is that you're only here to do a television show, is that right? ND: That's essentially what I came into England for, to do the Shirley Bassey show, the Christmas special, and - er - to talk to some people and reacquaint myself with some old friends and see England again, I haven't been here for a while. And also to kind of prepare myself for the rigours of travelling, I'm planning on...

Time for a program which we are repeating which was originally played on radio Luxemburg just prior to Christmas and due to popular demand we are pleased to say that we are able to bring it again, our interview with Neil Diamond. Well it's a great pleasure to be able to welcome back to 208, immediately before Christmas to Neil Diamond. Neil, lovely to have you. ND - Thank you. Sitting in the chair I think you did about 4 years ago. ND - I'm afraid so. It's a bit still rickety. ND - No it's ok nice to be here. Nice to have you here too Neil. Ah we've got a lot of things to talk about after all it's 2 years since you and I s...

This interview is a portion of a programme entitled, "Neil Diamond On A Hot August Night." It was broadcast over KNX-FM in Los Angeles on August 19th, 1975. (Instrumental music of Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show plays......) Good evening, this is Steve Marshall. Two years ago KNX-FM broadcast the first in a series of music specials; a two hour long commemoration of Neil Diamond's record breaking concert at the Greek Theatre in August of 1972. Now, in 1975, that concert remains a textbook example of concert showmanship. And the KNX-FM special based on that concert remains today the most popular of any of the music specials we...

Neil: ??? New York was a good place to have those kind of dreams because it was a very exciting city. You were always exposed to life. The raw ends of it were always near you ...ambulances going by and police and people and children and ...it was there. All of life was within a few blocks and so it was very important. I feel it was very good, but I did dream about the mountains and trees and things like that. Play: " I Am...I Said" Neil: I don't know. I didn't really have any ambitions until I realized I was a songwriter and then the only ambition I had then was to write. Neil: ??? established and unchangeable. I think that.....

Among the writers whose material Jeff Berry used was Neil Diamond. Anything that goes on plastic, the basis of that thing is the song so it seems like a natural thing for me to have been a songwriter first and to understand that and to learn to express myself in that way. Of course when you write you sing all the time. It's been great for me because over the period of years that I've been writing I've also learned how to sing and to understand my voice and then finally, just recently, just begin to enjoy my voice because it took me a long time to realize that I was a singer as well as a writer. And uh, I never particularly enjoyed my ...

Telephone Operator: I have a collect call for you from Mr. Diamond. Interviewer: Yes, we'll accept that call. Operator: Accept the charge? Interviewer: Yes, we do. Neil: Fine, how are you? Interviewer: There's lots of press in Sydney, Neil. I think we'll go around the room, I think, and get names of newspapers in context from each of the press, starting on my left here... Reporters: (introduce themselves and give name of paper they represent) Interviewer: Alright, Neil...that's our lineup this afternoon here in Sydney. These papers represent Sydney metropolitan newspapers in context all around Australia are in...

Julia Orange: ??? What's the position of Australia at the moment? Are you off there or not? Neil: Well, no, I'm definitely not "off" there. When you say I'm "off" there... Julia: Is the tour going ahead? Neil: The tour is going ahead. I've just put it back maybe one or two seasons, but I originally planned to be there at the end of January or the early part of February, but after sitting down with all kinds of production people that would be involved in putting the staging and the lighting and special effects together, we just felt that there wasn't enough time to do it properly. And I've never been to Australia before and it m...

Announcer - Neil Diamond .........Diamond's musical odyssey really began half a lifetime ago when he turned sixteen and was given a secondhand guitar. Even then his guitar became the key that opened the door to his dreams and emotions. At high school, music became his life. He'd write songs during every waking moment. And around this time he also turned to performing as a means to an end, getting his music played and heard. He left school a week before graduating to accept a job as a staff songwriter for fifty bucks a week. Neil now had his lifelong ambition realized. Someone was actually paying him money to write music. Neil ...

Announcer: ??? biggest convention. At 5:00 on the 17th of February it was filled to overflowing with radio, TV, and press reporters from all over Australia. This was to be Neil Diamond's only appearance for the media while in the country. Cameras and lighting equipment sent silently in waiting. Reporter's pens were poised and the conference table was topped by a pitcher of water and enough microphones to fill a suitcase. There was a strange air of excitement, not unlike that of a real concert as David Frost entered the room to introduce the press conference. David Frost: It's my great pleasure to just do this very brief introduction....

David Frost: Hello, how can we be of assistance to you? Female caller: I was wondering if you can tell me...are we ever going to see The Neil Diamond Special? David: Oh, yes...it was on once on channel 9 in full length...live. Caller: Oh, yes, live...yes. David: And it's being edited by Neil. So it's up to Neil, really, to finish everything and then it will be on channel 9, in fact. Caller: I see. Have they seen it already in America? David: No, then haven't. In fact, only Australia has seen it although everybody who's seen it loves it and Neil wanted to edit it a bit down before it was seen. Caller: I see. Can ...

Play: "Crunchy Granola Suite" Announcer: You remember the first record you ever bought? Do you remember the first song you really liked that was played on the radio? The first date? The first time you told someone "I love you." Whatever your memories, the chances are that a particular song stands out in your mind. The various events that have taken place are a good part of your lifetime. During these 72 hours, maybe some of those memories will be revived to you as we bring you the music of the past two decades in A Lifetime Of Rock...right throughout the Australia Day weekend. Announcer: ??? to York says he took up music as an al...

John Cook: Good morning, everyone. There's a special guest in the studio this morning. I have a voice that is very well known to you and that is Peter Edwards, Five AM's breakfast announcer. Good morning, Peter. Peter: Good morning, Johnny. Good morning, everyone. John: You've just had a very hectic and fantastic weekend in Melbourne and you came back this morning and you did your brecky show and you must be feeling a little bit tired and beat, but it's all worth while because something pretty important happened with you and a lot of other people in Melbourne over the weekend. Peter: It was important, John, because I feel it ...

Neil: I'm very happy with the album and interestingly enough when we did the Australian tour, I had not recorded neither vocals on the album. When I came back from the tour I had that enthusiasm from the performances there and so I had to feel that at least part of those performances on the album were due to the Australian performances and the tour there. So it's ...I'm happy to have it out. We've spent about a year working on it and I just hope it's enjoyed out there. Bob: Well, I'm glad to hear there's an Australian ingredient in the album...that Australia made a contribution because everyone still talks about the tour down here and...

Neil: It's more than a show and it's really more than opening a theatre. This is really a novel idea for Las Vegas, where basically what you have are hotels and the night clubs. There are large ones...very beautiful ones and this is the first major theatre that's opened in Las Vegas. It's been an extraordinary experience for me and, as I said to you before, second only my Australian tour. Michael: You keep talking about Australia, don't you. Neil: Yeah, ???? absolutely! We talk about it all the time. Michael: Why is it different to you? Why was it different to you? Neil: Well, first of all it was an extraordinary experienc...

Plays: Part of "Song Sung Blue" Neil: Taking a sabbatical, getting away from what you're doing for a little while, it doesn't have to be 3 or 4 years it can be 3 or 4 months if you can do it... Geraldo: Right. Neil: ... is a fantastic opportunity and I wanted to take it. Geraldo: And Neil's come back and I think you'll enjoy what he has to say. And then we're going to go back about 4 years ago he was just about to play a series of 20 sold out concerts in the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway. He was the first rock star ever to play a legitimate Broadway theater and at the time was also one of the hottest acts in the music busin...

Musical introduction Welcome to Evening Magazine. I'm Donna Hanover and I'm Dave Dorian. Tonight we'd like to take you on a drive to the farm and, in this case, we don't have to drive very far from the city at all because we're going to the Floyd Johnston family farm which happens to be right smack in the middle of Monroeville. Later tonight, we'll catch up with composer and performer Neil Diamond to see what's new in his personal life and also to hear him make some beautiful noise. Female host: Songs are sung blue, but his record sales are definitely in the black. Neil Diamond. He's one of America's most popular singer/s...

Musical intro Initial words cut off Album. They're already going to do the best of David Sheehan at The Greek Theater. You know it's fantastic and I've been practicing(humming). You know some people don't believe that I made my singing debut last night at The Greek, since it turned out I had already sent my film crew back and it looked like the uh, magical moment had gone unrecorded. But today, a still photographer named Ed Kuraf, turned up with at least some proof of the event, beginning with Neil Diamond's center aisle hello to me, a warm hello it was too, until all of a sudden he started shoving his mike in my direction a...

Get away from it all to find a secluded corner to kinda sort thing out and, you know, get a hold on our feelings is a very difficult need to fulfill for most of us, I think and if you're a pop superstar riding a wave of popularity, it's especially tough to let go and put it aside for a while. And few do. But singer/composer Neil Diamond is the exception. Almost four years ago he ran away from the stage and his screaming fans, dropping out of sight to search his soul. Now Neil Diamond has returned. He just played a week long, sell-out engagement at The Greek Theater, where everyone agreed, the Neil Diamond they saw on stage was ...

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