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?