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.

“Holly Holy” single is certified gold.

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.