Neil Diamond reveals Sweet Caroline inpiration
I've never liked this song myself, but here you go ...
And for those that don't know, Caroline attended Elvis' funeral. She said she was there as a fan, so was able to go as a "celebrity", but she was actually working for a newspaper at the time.
DIAMOND REVEALS IDENTITY OF SWEET CAROLINE
LOS ANGELES, AP
Neil Diamond has finally revealed that President Kennedy's daughter was the inspiration for his smash hit Sweet Caroline.
"I've never discussed it with anybody before - intentionally," the 66-year-old singer-songwriter said during a break from recording.
"I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday."
He got his chance last week when he performed the song via satellite at Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg's 50th birthday party.
Diamond was a "young, broke songwriter" when a photo of the president's daughter in a news magazine caught his eye.
"It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there," Diamond said.