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    Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    Since this song seems to come up a lot on here...

    Diamond reveals `Caroline' inspiration

    11/20/2007 9:54 AM, AP


    Neil Diamond held onto the secret for decades, but he has finally revealed that President Kennedy's daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit "Sweet Caroline."

    "I've never discussed it with anybody before intentionally," the 66-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press on Monday during a break from recording. "I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday."
    Link here...



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    just thought some of you might wanna know...

    link

    thank god we won that colorado game, otherwise i might have slit my wrist the next time i heard this...



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    Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    Foxnews.com

    LOS ANGELES — Neil Diamond held onto the secret for decades, but he has finally revealed that President Kennedy's daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit "Sweet Caroline."
    "I've never discussed it with anybody before — intentionally," the 66-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press on Monday during a break from recording. "I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday."
    He got his chance last week when he performed the song via satellite at Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg's 50th birthday party.
    Diamond was a "young, broke songwriter" when a photo of the president's daughter in a news magazine caught his eye.
    "It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony," Diamond recalled. "It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there."
    Years later, holed up in a hotel in Memphis, he would write the words and music in less an hour.
    "It was a No. 1 record and probably is the biggest, most important song of my career, and I have to thank her for the inspiration," he said. "I'm happy to have gotten it off my chest and to have expressed it to Caroline. I thought she might be embarrassed, but she seemed to be struck by it and really, really happy."
    The enduring hit recently reappeared on the singles chart, thanks in part to the Boston Red Sox. "Sweet Caroline" is played at every home game.
    "I think they consider it good luck," Diamond said, adding that the Red Sox have become his favorite baseball team.

    The tune's return to the charts leaves Diamond "speechless," he said: "That song was written 40 years ago, so I am just overwhelmed by the fact that it has returned and that, more importantly, people have taken it into their hearts for so many years."
    Diamond is currently at work on a new album, his second collaboration with producer Rick Rubin.
    "We're both very excited about it," Diamond said. "I think it's going to be one of my best ever."


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    Re: Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    damn you.... beat me to it!! thread merger in 3,2,1...

    Keep's EDIT: haha.


    Last edited by keepngoal; 11-20-2007 at 10:55 AM.

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    Re: Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    They mean Iowa State games and not Red Sox games, don't they?



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    Re: Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    I only merged two of them - I didn't see that there were three!


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    Re: Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    They mean Iowa State games and not Red Sox games, don't they?
    They were referencing good luck. Who do you think they meant?

    -keep


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    Neil Diamond reveals 'Caroline' inspiration

    Wanted to pass this along, as we've had many discussions about Sweet Caroline.

    Happy Thanksgiving and GO STATE!

    Diamond reveals `Caroline' inspiration

    11/20/2007 11:00 AM, AP


    Neil Diamond held onto the secret for decades, but he has finally revealed that President Kennedy's daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit "Sweet Caroline."

    "I've never discussed it with anybody before intentionally," the 66-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press on Monday during a break from recording. "I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday."
    He got his chance last week when he performed the song via satellite at Caroline Kennedy's 50th birthday party.
    Diamond was a "young, broke songwriter" when a photo of the president's daughter in a news magazine caught his eye.


    "It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony," Diamond recalled. "It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there."
    Years later, holed up in a hotel in Memphis, Tenn., he would write the words and music in less an hour.
    "It was a No. 1 record and probably is the biggest, most important song of my career, and I have to thank her for the inspiration," he said. "I'm happy to have gotten it off my chest and to have expressed it to Caroline. I thought she might be embarrassed, but she seemed to be struck by it and really, really happy."
    The enduring hit recently reappeared on the singles chart, thanks in part to the Boston Red Sox. "Sweet Caroline" is played at every home game.
    "I think they consider it good luck," Diamond said, adding that the Red Sox have become his favorite baseball team.
    The tune's return to the charts leaves Diamond "speechless," he said. "That song was written 40 years ago, so I am just overwhelmed by the fact that it has returned and that, more importantly, people have taken it into their hearts for so many years."
    Diamond is now at work on a new album, his second collaboration with producer Rick Rubin.
    "We're both very excited about it," Diamond said. "I think it's going to be one of my best ever."
    ___
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    Neil Diamond: http://www.neildiamond.com/



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    Re: Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    Anybody else rather disturbed by this revelation?

    Caroline Kennedy was born in 1957. Sweet Caroline was released in 1969. He states he was "inspired" years earlier by a picture - but at the most, in 1969 Caroline Kennedy would've only been 12 years old.

    and the song includes lyrics like

    "Hands, touchin hands
    Reachin out
    Touchin me
    Touchin you"




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    Re: Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Anybody else rather disturbed by this revelation?

    Caroline Kennedy was born in 1957. Sweet Caroline was released in 1969. He states he was "inspired" years earlier by a picture - but at the most, in 1969 Caroline Kennedy would've only been 12 years old.

    and the song includes lyrics like

    "Hands, touchin hands
    Reachin out
    Touchin me
    Touchin you"

    just another reason not to play it at a sporting event. it preaches about being a perv. no, we should be playing songs like superman that ho instead.



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    Re: Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    I think I hear this song sang at every karoke bar I have been to! Usually slaughtered.........



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    Diamond Reveals `Caroline' Inspiration

    By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer


    LOS ANGELES (AP) Neil Diamond held onto the secret for decades, but he has finally revealed that President Kennedy's daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit "Sweet Caroline."
    "I've never discussed it with anybody before intentionally," the 66-year-old singer-songwriter told The Associated Press on Monday during a break from recording. "I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday."
    He got his chance last week when he performed the song via satellite at Caroline Kennedy's 50th birthday party.
    Diamond was a "young, broke songwriter" when a photo of the president's daughter in a news magazine caught his eye.
    "It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony," Diamond recalled. "It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there."
    Years later, holed up in a hotel in Memphis, Tenn., he would write the words and music in less an hour.
    "It was a No. 1 record and probably is the biggest, most important song of my career, and I have to thank her for the inspiration," he said. "I'm happy to have gotten it off my chest and to have expressed it to Caroline. I thought she might be embarrassed, but she seemed to be struck by it and really, really happy."
    The enduring hit recently reappeared on the singles chart, thanks in part to the Boston Red Sox. "Sweet Caroline" is played at every home game.
    "I think they consider it good luck," Diamond said, adding that the Red Sox have become his favorite baseball team.
    The tune's return to the charts leaves Diamond "speechless," he said. "That song was written 40 years ago, so I am just overwhelmed by the fact that it has returned and that, more importantly, people have taken it into their hearts for so many years."
    Diamond is now at work on a new album, his second collaboration with producer Rick Rubin.
    "We're both very excited about it," Diamond said. "I think it's going to be one of my best ever."



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    Re: Diamond Reveals `Caroline' Inspiration

    thread #72 on this subject today



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    Re: Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    I still think it would be a great idea to play Sweet Caroline after every home win. To say the least, students love it.



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    Re: Not your typical Sweet Caroline thread

    Sorry - not an appropriate post. Even by my standards.

    I hereby revoke my original post.

    Continue...


    Last edited by tube1; 11-20-2007 at 05:24 PM. Reason: I'm a moron and should have never posted that crap
    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    I agree with Tube1.
    Sweeeeeeet...

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