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Neil Trivia: December 1997 / January 1998

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  1. WHAT WAS NEIL DIAMOND'S FIRST SINGLE FOR COLUMBIA RECORDS?
  2. WHICH NEIL DIAMOND SONG TOOK THE LONGEST TO COMPLETE?
  3. NAME THE FIRST POST BANG RECORDS ERA SONG CO-WRITTEN WITH ANOTHER WRITER AND RECORDED.
  4. NAME THE FIRST SONG NEIL WROTE ON A PIANO.
  5. WHAT YEAR DID NEIL APPEAR ON THE COVER OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE?
  6. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE DISC JOCKEY THAT FIRST SPLICED TOGETHER THE TWO VERSIONS OF YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS?
  7. WHAT WAS NEIL'S HIGHEST CHARTED ALBUM IN THE US?
  8. WHAT WAS NEIL'S FIRST ALBUM?
  9. WHAT YEAR WAS NEIL INDUCTED INTO THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME?
  10. WHAT WAS NEIL'S FIRST NON-ORIGINAL SINGLE?
  11. WHAT SONG WAS LISTED ON THE GREATEST HITS LIVE VIDEO BOX BUT WAS NOT INCLUDED ON THE TAPE?
  12. WHAT WAS MISSING FROM THE LATER PRESSINGS OF THE HOT AUGUST NIGHT LP?
  13. NAME A SONG THAT NEIL COWROTE WITH HIS FIRST WIFE, JAYE POSNER.
  14. WHAT YEAR WAS NEIL AWARDED THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD OF MERIT?
  15. WHAT YEAR DID NEIL'S RECORD COMPANIES RELEASE THE MOST SINGLES?
  16. ON NEIL'S FIRST ALBUM HE JOKED ON THE RECORD ABOUT SINGING THIS PARTICULAR SONG, NAME THAT SONG.
  17. PRIOR TO I AM I SAID WHAT DID NEIL CONSIDER TO BE HIS MOST PERSONAL SONG?
  18. NEIL HAS RECORDED 3 SONGS IN SPANISH. WHAT ARE THE SONGS?

Neil Trivia: September/October, 1997

Contributed by Shopkus@aol.com -- Thanks again for all your help!!!!

  1. We all know the song "Kentucky Woman". Name at least one other in which the state of Kentucky is mentioned.
  2. How many shows did Neil sell out when he performed at the Wintergarden theater on Broadway in 1972?
  3. Neil was inspired to become a songwriter by a folk singer that he saw perform at a camp. Name the singer and the camp.
  4. What grade did Neil get in his sociology class at NYU?
  5. When Neil appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine in 1976, what time was the picture taken?
  6. Name the song in which Neil uses a mild form of profanity? Lordy.
  7. Neil sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl ?
  8. What was the nickname of the inspector that lead the drug raid on Neil's home in 1976?
  9. What is so unusual about the following albums? "Shilo", "Beautiful Noise", "Stones" {original printing version}
  10. On Neil's debut album "The Feel of Neil Diamond" Neil joked about having to sing a particular song.  Name the song.

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    Neil Trivia: August, 1997

    Contributed by Shopkus@aol.com -- Thanks!

    1. Neil Diamond has appeared solo on most of his album covers. Name the album covers that Neil did not appear solo.
    2. What was Neil Diamond's first gold record?
    3. Neil Diamond was set to host a summer replacement tv show in the late 1960's. The plug was pulled on the show at the last minute. Name the tv network and the tv show Neil was set to replace for the summer.
    4. In Neil's famous Hot August Night "tree people " remarks, who does he say the m.c. looks like. Points are deducted if you pop the cd in for the answer.
    5. Which tv show did Neil not appear on? Hollywood Palace, Tonight Show, Ed Sullivan, Mike Douglas, Arsenio Hall, Late Night , Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Dick Cavett and Phil Donahue?
    6. Name Neil's first album for Columbia?
    7. According to legend, how many classes or credits short of graduation was Neil when he dropped out of NYU to pursue his songwriting career?
    8. Who accepted Neil's Grammy award for best soundtrack in 1973?
    9. Who is Robert Abeloff?
    10. Where did Neil sign his Columbia Records contract in 1973?
    11. Which folk singer inspired Neil to become a songwriter?
    12. Neil was asked in an interview last year what song last made him cry. Name the song and the artist.

    Neil Diamond Trivia, 1996

    1. Which classical music piece was the inspiration for Song Sung Blue?
    2. Which Neil Diamond tune was also recorded by Rosylnd Kind, sister of Barbara Streisand?
    3. In what movie is Neil Diamond’s Glory Road used in the soundtrack?
    4. Which music company signed Neil to his first songwriting job?
    5. In which year was that?
    6. What Stevie Wonder song did Neil and Stevie perform in the Hello Again special?
    7. What is the only song from Beautiful Noise that Neil has never performed in concert with his entire band?
    8. Outside of which city did Neil write Kentucy Woman?
    9. What star of Apollo 13 is a big Neil Diamond fan?
    10. On what record label did Neil’s first single appear?
    11. What Diamond bandmember once played with Otis Redding?
    12. On what day did Neil write Hearlight?
    13. What difference is there between the CD and LP versions of-Love at the Greek?
    14. What difference is there between the CD and LP versions of Hot August Night II?
    15. Which Diamond album uses the cover originally intended for the unreleased American Popular Song album?

    Neil Diamond Trivia, December 1995

    1. What school did Neil graduate from in 1958?
    2. Where was the concert in which Neil played to his largest ever audience?
    3. During his 'Thank You Austalia' Concert, televised in 1976, Neil personally endorsed/advertised two products--what were they?
    4. What famous baseball player insisted that only Neil Diamond music be played at his funeral?
    5. As Neil frequently relates, Forever in Blue Jeans was written when one day Richard Bennett came to his hotel room with a new guitar lick he had come up with. According to Richard, in what city did this occur?
    6. What is the longest INDIVIDUAL song on any Diamond album?
    7. What was Neil's first recorded composition, sung by The Rocky Fellers?
    8. What song did Neil intend to write for Jonathan Livingston Seagull but was not finished in time so later released on another album?
    9. What was Neil's first album to sell 1,000,000 copies?
    10. Which of Neil's albums had the longest chart run?
    11. What was the title of the original TV special (never released, but partially used for the I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight special) which Neil filmed in France in 1977?
    12. In which TV show did Neil make his acting debut?

    Thanks to Iris Gerhardt for contributing many of these questions.

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