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American pop singer-songwriter Neil Diamond relaxes with his guitar. Diamond is shortly to make his film debut in a remake of 'The Jazz Singer'.
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April 8th

1969 - Neil Diamond sets a record at the Los Angeles Forum when he sells out nine shows in a row.

1972 – Written after the ‘Bloody Sunday Massacre’, in Northern Ireland Paul McCartney and Wings released ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish.’ The song was banned by the BBC and the IBA. It peaked at No.16 in the UK and No.21 in the US.

1993 – During the European leg of his current world tour, Bruce Springsteen played the second of two sold-out nights at the Hallen stadion in Zurich, Switzerland.

1998Rolling Stone guitarist Ron Wood’s boat catches fire while he’s sailing around Rio de Janeiro. Wood and 10 other passengers are rescued by a boatload of passing journalists.

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