Neil appears on the syndicated talk show, “The Mike Douglas Show.”

Bang releases “Red Red Wine,” and “Red Rubber Ball.”

UNI releases “Brooklyn Roads,” and “Holiday Inn Blues.”

Neil is chairman of a “Musicians Against Drugs (M.A.D.)” concert at Philharmonic Hall in New York City.

Neil appears on “Showcase 68,” a summer replacement show shot in New Orleans, Louisiana, performing “Two-Bit Manchild” from the “Velvet Gloves and Spit” album.

UNI releases “Two-Bit Manchild,” and “Broad Old Woman (6a.m. Insanity).”

RCA Victor releases Neil’s “The Boy With The Green Eyes,” recorded by The Angels.

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

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

Neil appears on “The Joey Bishop Show,” and sings “Sunday Sun.”

UNI releases “Sunday Sun,” and “Honey Drippin’ Times.” (“Sunday Sun” enters the chart at #100, remains for one week, drops off and re-enters the chart on Nov. 9, 1968 for 4 additional weeks.)

UNI releases “Velvet Gloves and Spit” album.

Neil’s second child, Elyn, is born.

Neil makes a second appearance on “The Joey Bishop Show,” promoting the “Velvet Gloves and Spit” album.

Neil moves to The San Fernando Valley in California.

Neil appears on “The David Susskind Show,” where he participates in a roundtable discussion on drug use and other current event issues.

Neil records “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” at American Sound Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

UNI releases “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show,” and “A Modern Day Version of Love.” (Peaks on the chart at #22.)

Neil appears on Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” show, performing “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.”
This was Neil’s 4th and final appearance on the popular music and dance show.

Neil appears on the “Music Scene” television show, performing “Holly Holy” and his current single, “Both Sides Now.” Also appearing on this show is Mama Cass Elliott of the famous pop group, “The Mamas and Papas.”

UNI releases “Touching You, Touching Me” album.

UNI releases “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” album. (Initial chart run–22 weeks)

UNI releases “Sweet Caroline,” and “Dig In.”

Neil hires a new band, Randy Ceirley (bass), Carol Hunter (guitar), and Eddie Rubin (drums). They immediately begin work in preparation to go on tour.

“Sweet Caroline” single is certified gold.

Neil and his new band begin a six-night stand at Doug Weston’s Troubadour, in Los Angeles, California, met with rave reviews by the Los Angeles Times.
Robert Hilburn writes, “Neil Diamond…is an excellent reminder of what made early rock such an exciting sound.” This appearance is followed by a brief tour of college campuses during Oct and Nov, taking Neil from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Tyler, Texas, including stops in Massachusetts, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Neil appears on “The Joey Bishop Show,” performing “Sweet Caroline.”

UNI releases “Holly Holy,” and “Hurtin’ You Don’t Come Easy.”

Neil appears on “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,” performing a medley of hits. Guests also include Cher, who performed Neil’s “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.” Also appearing is actor Bob Newhart.

Neil receives divorce from Jaye Posner.

Neil makes his only appearance ever on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” performing “Sweet Caroline” and “Holly Holy.”

Neil marries Marcia Murphey in their Los Angeles County home.