One of the best songs of all time, written & performed by the incomparable Neil Diamond.
That signature horn arrangement accentuating Sweet Caroline is pure genius! ‘Nuff said ❤
Neil Diamond wrote this song about his wife … Marcia. Yeah, I know … Caroline is not exactly the same as Marcia, but Neil apparently already had the music written and needed a three-syllable name, so he pulled the name Caroline out of his … er … hat, and thus was the song named. Neil and Marcia divorced in 1995 … gee, I wonder why.
Now, according to SongFacts …
Neil Diamond is a great manipulator of the media, and has shifted his story about this song to fit the occasion. There was longtime speculation that the song is about Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the American president John F. Kennedy. Diamond has since revealed that this Caroline gave him the idea for the name, but had nothing to do with the song’s inspiration.
In 2007, however, Diamond performed the song via satellite at Caroline Kennedy’s 50th birthday party, and…
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