As Neil Diamond Turns 70, His 2011 Calendar Remains Busy
January 19, 2011 at 8:39 AM (PT)
It’s a big start to 2011 for NEIL DIAMOND. The pop icon will celebrate his 70th birthday on JANUARY 24th and will be inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME in MARCH.
Across a musical career stretching nearly 50 years, DIAMOND has sold more than 128 million records worldwide. He has charted a staggering 37 Top 10 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. A GRAMMY AWARD-winning artist, DIAMOND is a member of the SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME and is a recipient of the SAMMY CAHN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters.
DIAMOND's many other achievements include a GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD and 12 GRAMMY nominations. He was NARAS' 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year. In NOVEMBER 2010, DIAMOND released "Dreams," a 14-song collection comprised of the legend's favorite songs written by composers from the rock era.
DIAMOND will be touring in NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA and SOUTH AFRICA starting in mid-FEBRUARY.