SLS: American

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Happy Independence Day to my USA readers, and happy Sunday to everyone else! Jim gave us a topical theme today and I’m going with that wonderfully talented and prolific American songwriter Neil Diamond. Neil was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, and he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2011, Mr. Diamond was also an honoree at the Kennedy Center, and in 2018, he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. [Wikipedia]

“America” was released in 1981 for Neil’s album The Jazz Singer, which was also the soundtrack to the movie. I recently watched the film and enjoyed it very much. One of my friends posted the entirety of the Statue of Liberty poem (“The New Colossus”) on Facebook this week, and I suggest everyone read it. Or simply watch this video…


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19 responses to “SLS: American

  1. You can’t beat Neil Diamond what a voice, what a song 💜💜💜

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  2. Diamond was born in Brooklyn, New York just like me, but he is 13 years older than I am. Great song Paula and I hope that you enjoy your Independence Day holiday.

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  3. Great Choice!!!

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  4. Neil Diamond wrote some amazing songs!
    Perfect choice for this prompt! WTG!! 😊👍

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  5. It was on the radio when driving to the gym 🇺🇸

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  6. Happy 4th! Hope you’re doing something fun, or at least enjoying the low profile. (I am.)

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  7. I don’t know how I missed this yesterday. I’m gonna blame it on WP😉
    I had a vague inkling that you might choose this song🤣
    It’s an excellent one for sure!🥳💃🏼🎶💕


  8. I love this song so much since I was a little girl! It such an epic song!

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