Neil replaces his band: Dennis St. John on drums, Emory Gordy, Jr., bass guitarist, Alan Lindgren, keyboard player, and Richard Bennett, guitarist.

Neil appears on the “Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.”
Peggy Lee and Wally Cox also appear on this episode.

Bang releases “Shilo” and “La Bamba” single.

Neil appears on “The Johnny Cash Show.”

UNI releases “Until It’s Time For You To Go” and “And The Singer Sings His Song” single.

Neil appears for his third appearance on “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.” Also appearing on this episode are Ella Fitzgerald and Raymond Burr.

Neil’s third child, Jesse Michael, is born.

UNI releases “Soolaimon” and “And The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind” single.

Bang releases “Solitary Man” and “The Time Is Now” single.

Neil appears on “The Everly Brothers Show,” where he performs “Mr. Bojangles,” “Sweet Caroline,” and a medley with the Everly Brothers.

UNI releases “Cracklin’ Rosie” and “Lordy” single.

UNI releases “Gold” Album.

Neil introduces Elton John’s first U.S. appearance at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.

Bang releases “Shilo” Album.

Neil appears on “The Johnny Cash Show.”

UNI releases “Velvet Gloves and Spit” album.

Bang re-releases “Neil Diamond’s Greatest Hits” album.

Neil appears on “The Dick Cavett Show.”

Neil returns to New York for two sell-out performances at the famed Carnegie Hall.

“Cracklin’ Rosie” single is certified gold.

UNI releases “He Ain’t Heavy…He’s My Brother” and “Free Life” single.

UNI releases “Do It” and “Hanky Panky” single.

“Gold” album certified is gold.

UNI releases “Taproot Manuscript” album.

“Touching You, Touching Me” album is certified gold.

Billboard Magazine votes Neil Top Male Singles Vocalist, #2 Singles Artist, and #2 Easy Listening Artist of 1970.

In England, Neil appears on the BBC-TV show, “Top of the Pops,” where he sings “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Sweet Caroline,” and “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.”
The response to “Sweet Caroline” was so tremendous that Decca/MCA released it to the United Kingdom market, where it was an instant hit.

Neil makes his final appearance on “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.” Guests also include Linda Ronstadt and Liberace. Neil performs “Soolaimon,” and later participates in a duet with Linda and a medley of favorites with Linda and Glen.

Time Magazine publishes feature article, “Tin Pan Tailor.”

“Taproot Manuscript” album is certified gold.

Neil appears as a guest at the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) in Los Angeles, California.

UNI releases “I Am…I Said” and “Done Too Soon” single. Arguably Neil’s most introspective composition to date, “I Am…I Said” was written after he auditioned for lead in the motion picture, “Lenny,” which portrayed the life of entertainer/comedian Lenny Bruce.