For a “Song Sung Blue,” bring your “Sweet Caroline” to see Neil Diamond, April 14 at Chicago’s United Center and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
It is hard to believe that the king of schmooze is 74 years old, but he’s still rocking the house with hits that date back to the 1960s: “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show;” “Hot August Night;” “Red Red Wine;” “I Am I Said;” “Cracklin’ Rose.”
Neil Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide, third only behind Sir Elton John and Barbra Streisand. He was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 1985 and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, and is a Kennedy Center Honoree for his life in music. He starred in the 1980 remake of “The Jazz Singer,” with Lawrence Olivier and Lucy Arnaz.
Neil Diamond started in show business writing songs for such bands as Jay and the Americans, Paul Revere and the Raiders and the king himself, Elvis. He also wrote those The Monkees songs—for himself, but he sold them to the TV show.
The United Center, “The House That Jordon Built,” is located at 1901 West Madison Street in Chicago. For tickets call (312) 445-4900 or go to www.unitedcenter.com.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short trip to the United Center, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.