Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. As of 2001, Diamond had sold over 115 million records worldwide including 48 million in the United States alone. He is considered to be the third most successful adult contemporary artist ever on the Billboard chart behind Barbra Streisand and Elton John. His songs have been covered internationally by many performers from various musical genres.
"Cracklin' Rosie" is a 1970 song written and performed by Neil Diamond in 1970, from his album Tap Root Manuscript. This was Neil Diamond's first American #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 1970, and his third to sell a million copies
Neil Diamond - Birth name : Neil Leslie Diamond Born January 24, 1941 (age 73) Brooklyn, New York, United States Genres Pop, rock, folk, country, soft rock Occupations Singer-songwriter Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano Years active 1958–present Labels Bang, Uni, MCA, Columbia Website www.neildiamond.com