Happy Birthday to Neil Diamond, who turns 80 on Sunday (January 24th). Diamond's music continues to resonate in popular culture, with his 1969 classic, “Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show,” featured prominently in Quentin Tarantino's 2019 Oscar Award winning film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Released back in November was Neil Diamond With The London Symphony Orchestra, Classic Diamonds. The set featured new vocals from Neil Diamond paired with a new interpretation of his legendary hits, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The album was recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios and Diamond’s studio in Los Angeles.
In 2019, it was reported a musical about Neil Diamond's life and career is headed to Broadway. According to Rolling Stone, the as-yet-untitled show will center around a score comprised of Diamond's biggest hits. The production will be written by Bohemian Rhapsody writer Anthony McCarten and will be directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer.