“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” is nominated for a grammy in the “Pop Vocal – Duo, Duet, Or Chorus” category.
Columbia releases “September Morn” album.
Filming of “The Jazz Singer,” Neil’s first motion picture, starring Neil, Laurence Olivier, and Lucie Arnaz, takes place in New York and California.
Neil and Barbra Streisand appear on the Grammy Awards Show, singing “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” the nominee in both the “Record Of The Year” and “Best Pop Vocal – Duo, Duet, Or Chorus” categories.
Sidney J. Furie is fired as “The Jazz Singer” director.
While on hiatus from shooting “The Jazz Singer,” Neil attends an Eagles concert at The Forum.
Richard Fleisher takes over direction of “The Jazz Singer.”
“September Morn” album is certified gold.
“The Jazz Singer” concert scenes are filmed at The Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Neil performs “Summerlove,” “Hey Louise,” and “America” before an audience of 2700 fans and movie extras. Sir Laurence Olivier receives a five-minute standing ovation when Neil introduces him upon his arrival at the theater.
Columbia releases “The Good Lord Loves You” and “Jazz Time” single.
Neil is scheduled to appear at Show-A-Rama 23 in Kansas City to promote “The Jazz Singer,” but the appearance is canceled at the last minute.
“The Jazz Singer” filming returns to Breed St. Temple in Boyle Heights for the close-ups of Neil singing “Kol Nidre.”
Neil and his band perform at “The Jazz Singer” wrap party.
“September Morn” album is certified platinum.
“The Jazz Singer” is previewed at the Cannes Film Festival, and is met with rave reviews. Neil surprises the crowd with a personal appearance, after which he and Marcia are invited by Lord and Lady Laurence Olivier to visit their palazzo in Venice.
Neil and Barbra Streisand perform “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” at the Pavilion Concert, “A Tribute to Alan and Marilyn Bergman.”
Capitol releases “Love On The Rocks” and “Acapulco” single.
Capitol releases “The Jazz Singer” album. Songs are from the Motion Picture. Release shipped platinum.
“The Jazz Singer,” world premiere is held at Plitt’s Theater in Century City, California.
“The Jazz Singer” premieres in The Ziegfield Theater New York City.
Playboy Magazine publishes feature article, “Checking In.”
“The Jazz Singer” album is certified gold.
“The Jazz Singer” album is certified platinum.
Time Magazine publishes feature article, “Bandmaster of the Mainstream.”
Capitol releases “Hello Again” and “Amazed and Confused” single.
At the 39th Annual Golden Globes ceremonies held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, “The Jazz Singer” is recognized with three nominations:
- Best Actor in a Leading Role (Neil Diamond)
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Lucie Arnaz)
- Best Original Song (“Love on the Rocks” – Music and Lyrics by Neil Diamond and Gilbert Becaud)
Columnist Robert Hilburn interviews Neil on “The Midnight Special.”
“The Jazz Singer” is nominated for a grammy in the “Original Score – Motion Picture Or A Television Special” category.
Capitol releases “America” and “Songs of Life” single.
MCA releases “Love Songs” album.
Paramount Pictures releases “The Jazz Singer” videocassette.
“Rainbow” album is certified gold.