My Letter To The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Foundation About Neil Diamond
May 14, 2008 1:10pm CST
As I stated in my previous post, I am trying to start a letter writing campaign to have Neil Diamond FINALLY inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is the letter I will be mailing to them tomorrow morning. To Whom It May Concern: I would like to call to your attention the glaring omission of an amazingly talented singer/songwriter from the Hall of Fame to date. Neil Diamond has been part of the American music scene since the 1960s, and he continues to be popular today. This is a career which spans five decades, and deserves to be recognized by your foundation. Let me draw your attention to just a few of Neil's career achievement: 1) He has sold over 125 million albums worldwide. 2) He has scored 36 Top 40 hits. 3) He won a Grammy Award for the soundtrack from Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 4) He won a Golden Globe Award for best original score, also for Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 5) He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 1984. 6) He received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. 7) His album Home Before Dark debuted at the top of the Billboard charts in 2008. 8) He consistently sells out huge concert venues around the world, whether he appears for one night or ten in the same venue. Neil Diamond is the epitome of the "total package." He is singer, songwriter, and consummate performer. His music appeals to people of all ages, and he continues to bring young people into the fold of Diamond fans. He is, quite simply, a living legend, and he has been a Hall of Fame artist in the hearts and minds of the public for decades. The name of Neil Diamond is forever written into the history of American music, and he consistently proves to us that he has earned our devotion and admiration. His music crosses all boundaries. His writing style is unique, and his songs are a reflection of Neil Diamond the man....each one just a little piece of who he is on the inside. We have been blessed to share his talent in our lifetimes. Now let us show him how much we truly appreciate the gifts he has shared with us, the way he has touched our lives, by giving him the recognition he so richly deserves. PLEASE induct Neil Diamond into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009!! Sincerely yours,
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15 May 08
Hi THKOhio! I hope they will give attention to your letter and have a favorable response. I myself have practically grew listening to Neil Diamond's music because my parents love his music. I learned to appreciate his music because I do like the beat and the lyrics. Even my hubby loves his somgs. Take Care and God Bless! Happy Mylotting!
15 May 08
Hi THKOhio! Oh yes, we already did. I also read your other discussion about it and my hubby was the one who wrote the letter. I think his letter writing is more detailed than what I could have written. He is more familiar with Neil Diamond's songs. I have to ask him what title is this and that..and we end up playing a game of guessing the title of Neil's songs. Take care and have a nice day!
14 May 08
Hi THKOhio. Nice letter, very good. I agree with you I'm a fan and love Neil Diamond too. I grown listening his music. I think that you are right in send this letter to remember them that we have memory and know who is good. I think that is a political thing. Why some singers not so good are placed in and others really good not? I wish you good luck with your letter and let we know what will happen please. cheers
• United States
14 May 08
Thank you....and I hope that you will send a letter to them as well. The more fans who send letters to the foundation about this matter, the better. Here is the address to send the letter: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation 1290 Avenue of the Americas New York New York 10104
• United States
21 Oct 08
That is an amazing letter. :) I agree with every word of it. :) I wish that I would have thought to do something like that myself! :) He is one of the most amazing singers/songwriters of all time! I hope that The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame pays attention to what you have said and inducts the VERY deserving Neil Diamond!