Neil's biggest success came in the early years, with songs like Cracklin' Rosie, and Song Sung Blue. Fast forward to the 1990's and he was still making albums. At that time, he was covering the classics, and producing Christmas albums. Around that same time, one of his most popular songs went viral. Sweet Caroline was one of the songs that was played during Boston College sporting events. Fans took to singing along, and now the song is played at major sporting events throughout the East Coast.
Neil was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame twenty six years ago, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just a few months back. Album sales in the United States are close to the 50 million mark for Mr. Diamond. His 2012 tour starts in early June, and runs through most of the summer.