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Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show
|Neil Leslie Diamond was born January 24, 1941. Neil Diamond was
born into a Jewish Russian-Polish family, the son of a dry-goods
merchant. He grew up in several homes in the New York City borough of
Brooklyn, attending Erasmus Hall High School He is one of pop music's
most enduring and successful singer-songwriters. As a successful pop
music performer, Diamond scored a number of hits worldwide in the 1960s,
1970s, and 1980s. Critic William Ruhlmann wrote of Diamond, "As of
2001, he claimed worldwide record sales of 115 million copies, and as of
2002 he was ranked third, behind only Elton John and Barbra Streisand,
on the list of the most successful adult contemporary artists in the
history of the Billboard chart." As of May 2005 Diamond had sold
120 million records worldwide, including 48 million records in the U.S.
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