Neil presents Alan and Marilyn Bergman the Oscar for “Best Original Score” at the Academy Awards presentation in Los Angeles, California.
Vestron releases “Neil Diamond: Love At The Greek” videocassette, a tape of Neil’s first television special which aired on NBC on February 21, 1977.
Neil is inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame at the National Academy of Popular Music ceremonies in New York City.
Neil sang seven of his best-known hits for the Los Angeles Children’s Museum at the Century Plaza Hotel in honor of the Museum’s fifth birthday and to honor Ginny and Peter Ueberroth for their service to the Children’s Museum and the community.
Neil begins a world tour by playing three nights in Atlantic City. This tour takes Neil to England, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, and back to North America through the Southeast and Midwest United States through December.
Neil plays a benefit for the Prince’s Trust in Birmingham, England, where he was presented to Prince Charles and The Princess Diana.
Neil returns to the United States with a seven-city tour starting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Columbia releases the “Turn Around” and “Brooklyn On A Saturday Night” single and the “Primitive” album.
Columbia releases “Sleep With Me Tonight” and “One By One” single.
“Primitive” album is certified gold.
“His Greatest Hits Volume II” album is certified platinum.
“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” album is certified double platinum.
Neil begins a ten-city tour ending December 20 and 21 in Indianapolis.
Columbia releases “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and “Crazy” single.
Neil presents Barbra Streisand the American Friends of the Hebrew University’s Scopus Award.
Neil plays the first of 5 performances at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, which begins a brief tour of the Northwestern United States and Canada.
Neil’s beloved father, Kieve, passes away at the age of 67. Neil learns of Kieve’s death while he is performing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He postpones two shows in Calgary, Alberta, until April 4.
ABC-TV airs Barbara Walters’ interview with Neil.
Neil is a guest of President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan at a White House dinner honoring Prince Charles and the Princess Diana of Great Britain. At Mrs. Reagan’s request, Neil performs “September Morn” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” for the other guests. After his performance, the Princess asks him to dance.
Neil undertakes the first tour since the death of his father in Ames, Iowa. This series of shows open with “Headed For The Future” which was not released until the following May.
Neil appears, performing “America,” on “The Martin Luther King Birthday Party” TV Special, hosted by Stevie Wonder.
The “Headed For The Future” tour opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and continues on to seven additional cities.
Neil appears at the birthday tribute for actress/comedienne Carol Burnett at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
TV Guide publishes feature article, “If Boy George Is Passe, Where Does That Leave Neil Diamond?”
Columbia releases “Headed For The Future” album.
Columbia releases “Headed For The Future” and “Angel” single.
Neil’s third television special, “Hello Again,” is aired on CBS-TV.
People Magazine publishes feature article, “Road Weary at 45, Neil Diamond Yearns to Give TV a Try.”
After a short break the tour continues through seven more cities, starting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Neil attends the Hollywood premiere of “Ruthless People.”
Columbia releases “The Story Of My Life” and “Love Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” single.
Neil makes an appearance on the “Liberty Weekend” television special. This ABC-TV special is part of a weekend-long ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary and the re-opening of the newly refurbished Statue of Liberty in New York City. In attendance, among many celebrities, are President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan and President and Mrs. François Mitterand of France.