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.
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽถOn the boats and on the planes They're coming to America Never looking back again, They're coming to America๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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    He's multi-cultural.
    As an early venture into world music, well before it was cool Neil brought us ๐ŸŽถSoo, soolaimon Soolai, soolai, soolaimon Soo, soolaimon Soolai, soolai, soolaimon Soo, soolaimon Soolai, soolai, soolaimon Soo, soolaimon Soolai, soolai, soolaimon. ๐ŸŽถ
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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.