December 31, 2016 Records of the Day

Neil Diamond 45Neil-DiamondBefore Neil Diamond had his first # 1 with “Cracklin Rose” in 1970 he wrote two major hits for the Monkees, “I’m a Believer” and “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.” In 2011 he was inducted not only into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but also received a Kennedy Center honor. His first album “The Feel of Neil Diamond,” released on Bang records in 1966, contains his hits “Solitary Man” and “Cherry Cherry.” The 45s on Bang are worth no more than $10-$20 but an original copy of the album can get you $75.00 today.

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