Good times never seemed so good

Finally! The inspiration for Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’ has been revealed: Caroline Kennedy.

Quote: Diamond was a “young, broke songwriter” when a photo of the president’s daughter in a news magazine caught his eye.

“It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony,” Diamond recalled. “It was such an innocent, wonderful picture, I immediately felt there was a song in there.”

Years later, holed up in a hotel in Memphis, he would write the words and music in less an hour.

Sing it with me now: Warmth…touching warmth…reachin’ out…touching me…touching you! Although I have to say, isn’t it a bit creepy that his inspiration for a song about touching came from a young girl?


~ by fluvial on November 20, 2007.

One Response to “Good times never seemed so good”

  1. What does mean Neil mean by “Good times never seemed so good”. Is neil being negative about Caroline not being happy because she is rich or is he singing about his own situation being poor.

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