By 1971 Neil Diamond was an established star on both sides of the pond with hits such as ‘Solitary Man’, ‘Shilo’, ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon’ to name but a few. That year he when to Britain and performed a live telecast on BBC. And here’s a bit of that performance.
Neil asks the audience what they want to hear, attempts an English accent, says he can’t remember ‘Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon’ and finally launches into ‘Holly Holy’, a song he calls “stream of consciousness”. This bit shows the young, handsome singer/songwriter at the top of his game. Enjoy!
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