Due to @tombatten list plotting his death, I feel I must defend the Neil and his smooth, sensual tones.
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    Neil is 74, touring...
    and still a sex symbol.
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    Neil is a proud American and a fan of immigration reform.
    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🎶On the boats and on the planes They're coming to America Never looking back again, They're coming to America🎶🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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    He's multi-cultural.
    As an early venture into world music, well before it was cool Neil brought us 🎶Soo, soolaimon Soolai, soolai, soolaimon Soo, soolaimon Soolai, soolai, soolaimon Soo, soolaimon Soolai, soolai, soolaimon Soo, soolaimon Soolai, soolai, soolaimon. 🎶
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    Neil is also a proud Jew.
    Did you hear that Kol Nidre? Makes my eyes water every time.
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    He is a double threat.
    With a golden voice and smooth acting abilities, he did Al Jolson proud even as he broke his father's heart with that shiksa who baked a ham.
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    Neil is a Red Sox fan.
    If only for the royalties from Sweet Caroline but still. Bamp bamp bah!
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    He has a sense of humor.
    Have you seen Saving Silverman? Talk about self-awareness.
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    His 1994 World Tour is still one of the best concerts I have ever seen.
    The hand percussionist waved to me every time the rotating stage came around to my view on the floor of Madison Square Garden. I remember that to this day. Yeah, my parents were that cool. Also, I have also seen other crazy cool concerts so back off it.
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    Neil has a unique yet classic stage appearance.
    Rhinestones never go out of style. Neither does an ascot.
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    Everyone has a Neil Diamond story.
    You got to love a cultural touch-stone like that. So share yours if you can be nice to our national treasure, Neil Diamond.