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Local cantors react to Neal Diamond’s retirement

Jeff Kronenfeld | Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:15 am

Neil Diamond, the legendary singer-songwriter behind such hits as “Sweet Caroline” and “Cherry Cherry,” announced last Monday that he has Parkinson’s disease and is retiring from concert touring.

Diamond, 77, was born in Brooklyn and was high school classmates with Barbra Streisand. At 16, he attended a Jewish summer camp in upstate New York, where he saw a performance by folk singer Pete Seeger that inspired him to start writing his own music.

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