--UNOFFICIAL--BotB: Singers & Sonwriters: Neil Diamond vs John Denver

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edited September 2008 in History of Rock
[CENTER]NEIL DIAMOND[/CENTER]
wikipedia said:
Neil Leslie Diamond [1] (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor.

Neil Diamond 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."[2] As of May 2005 Diamond had sold 120 million records worldwide[citation needed], including 48 million records in the U.S.[3]

Though his record sales declined somewhat after the 1980s, Diamond continues to tour successfully, and maintains a very loyal following. Diamond's songs have been recorded by a vast array of performers from many different musical genres.

Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984, and in 2000 received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sweet Caroline:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmV_YJm5jAc

Cracklin' Rosie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qip0xbjr0aA

I Am...I Said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfbOHebiBgw&feature=related

Cherry, Cherry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvXCYqd8AAs

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[CENTER]JOHN DENVER[/CENTER]
wikipedia said:
John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., was an American Country Music/folk singer-songwriter and folk rock musician. One of the most popular artists of the 1970s, he recorded and released some 300 songs, about half composed by himself. He was named Poet Laureate of Colorado in 1977. Songs such as "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (1967), "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (1971), "Rocky Mountain High" (1973), "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" (1974), and "Calypso" (1975) are popular worldwide. Denver has been referred to as "The Poet for the Planet", "Mother Nature's Son" (based on The Beatles song he covered) and "A Song's Best Friend".
Take Me Home Country Roads:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC8nDdPM_Qk

Rocky Mountain High:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwARpaKHx_w

Calypso:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35x_rwyBh-8

Leaving On A Jet Plane:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLBKOcUbHR0&feature=related

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