Neil Diamond uncut: The singer on dancing with Princess Diana and how he nearly played Travis Bickle


Neil Diamond uncut: The singer on dancing with Princess Diana and how he nearly played Travis Bickle

Neil Diamond uncut: The singer on dancing with Princess Diana and how he nearly played Travis Bickle

2:46 AM on 15th May 2011

“The cardinal rule for any performer is that they should know themselves before they enter the spotlight, and I didn”t. I was just Neil and I did what I was supposed to do,” said Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

“I was an abject failure for almost eight years. And it was eight years of knocking on doors and trying to get inside the centres of power that determined who recorded and produced which songs”

Neil Diamond

“When I put the drill bit inside my heart, sometimes I come up with something light and frothy, sometimes with something deep and painful, but it”s great to connect with the audience”

Dancing with Diana:

Dancing with Diana: “I have no recollection of what we danced to because all I could think was that I was dancing with the most beautiful princess in the world”

“You talkin” to me”: Neil was asked to audition for the part of Travis Bickle in the 1976 movie Taxi Driver

A CD of ten classic tracks from Neil will be free inside next week

A CD of ten classic tracks from Neil will be free inside next week”s The Mail on Sunday