“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” album certified platinum.

“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” album is certified gold.

Columbia releases “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” album.

People Magazine publishes feature article, “With 14 Gold LPs And A Possible Movie With Barbra, This Diamond Is Forever.”

Columbia releases “Forever In Blue Jeans” and “Remember Me” single.

Neil enters Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on March 12 for tests on a nagging back problem that has caused some numbness in his right leg for quite some time.
The tests reveal that Neil has a benign tumor on his spine. On March 17, Neil undergoes successful 9-hour surgery to remove the tumor.

Neil reads the script for the motion picture, “The Jazz Singer,” and contracts are drawn up for him to play the lead.

Columbia releases “Say Maybe” and “Diamond Girls” single.

Lord Delfonts of EMI signs Neil to a $1,000,000 contract, in London, to star in the remake of “The Jazz Singer,” and to record the soundtrack album.

Columbia releases “September Morn” and “I’m A Believer” single.