Neil Diamond celebrates turning 74

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Happy birthday, Neil Diamond! As one of the world's best-selling artists celebrates turning 74, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Neil and you…

This is what Neil, who is an Aquarius, can be expecting today:

People who act with supreme confidence frequently perform acts of supreme stupidity. The doubts, the uncertainties and even the fears that you are now experiencing may not be creating a great sense of pleasure... but, if they are drawing your attention to a genuine cause for concern, they are working in your favour. Only by treating this delicate issue with due deference are you going to safely avoid trouble. That means having the humility to concede a possible error, even if this briefly hurts your pride.



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Neil Diamond

American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond first found fame in the 1960s as a songwriter for The Monkees, writing classics such as I'm a Believer and A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You. By 1966 he had signed his own contract and was releasing his first singles.

He later moved to a new record label and his sound mellowed. His first major hit single, and a classic still today, was Sweet Caroline, which was based on Caroline Kennedy, after Neil saw a picture of her on the cover of Life magazine.

In 1974, Neil won a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe award for his work on the soundtrack to Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

Throughout the years, Neil continued to release hit singles, and work with stars including Barbara Streisand. He continues to tour and release albums today, and is now the third biggest-selling artist in the world, behind Barbara and Elton John. He is known for wearing brightly beaded shirts on stage.

Neil has been married three times, first to his childhood sweetheart,Jaye Posner, with whom he has two daughters. He later married Marcia Murphey, who gave birth to two sons, and in 2011 announced his engagement to his manager, 41-year-old Katie McNeil, in a message on Twitter

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