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Neil Diamond gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Published on Aug 11, 2012 9:35 AM
US singer-songwriter Neil Diamond (C) receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, outside the Capitol Records Building in Hollywood, California, on August 10, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - United States (US) musical icon Neil Diamond - who penned and sang hits like Sweet Caroline and Red Red Wine - crowned his nearly five-decade career on Friday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"This is probably the most fun," the 71-year-old singer told reporters after the ceremony.

"I didn't have to campaign for it. They wanted me. They opened their arms and took me in, and that makes it all the better." The star with Diamond's name can be found on Vine Street, in front of Los Angeles's landmark Capital Record Building, a day before the artist launches a series of concerts at the city's Greek Theatre.

Born in New York in 1941, Diamond has sold over 125 million albums worldwide.

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