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An Immigrant's Tale, With Neil Diamond's Siren Song

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Neil Diamond: The Earliest Days Of A 'Solitary Man'

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When Neil Diamond Finally Put Himself Into His Music

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Neil Diamond: A 'Solitary Man' Enters The Hall Of Fame

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Tom Waits And Neil Diamond Score Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nods

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Neil Diamond, Covering His Favorites From Others

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Singer Neil Diamond Back on the Charts

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Elvis Costello Returns with New Classic

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