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Posts tagged: Neil Diamond

Song she brang to me

Happy birthday to Neil Diamond. He's 73.

Have a favorite song?

I'd have to go with “Cracklin' Rosie.”

You are welcome to say “Sweet Caroline,” but perhaps that song could use some rest.

Spokane’s biggest Neil Diamond fan?

I have a nominee. Do you?

Mine is totally sane. Yours?

Today is his birthday. He wrote the song that was No. 1 on the Top 40 chart on this date in 1967. It was performed by the Monkees. Can you name it?

Hot August Night


It's a good bet that a quite a few Slice readers figured out that the cryptic musical allusion in Monday's print column referred to the title of the live Neil Diamond album “Hot August Night” (those three words also being the opening lyric of his song “Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show”). But only a handful were also willing to leave me a phone message in which they sang that short but timely phrase.

All deserve praise for courage. (Applause, applause.) But you can help decide who gets the coveted reporter's notebook by telling me which of the following song stylings you like best.

The spellings of the entrants' names are just guesses at this stage.




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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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