WBA Hall of Famer Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee's airwaves in the '60s and '70s. He interviewed the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Gregory Peck, Dick Clark, Cher and many more. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Barry has collected remarkable recordings of these encounters which he’s now sharing with the public. SUBSCRIBE! Apple Podcasts | Spotify | YouTube | TuneIn | Stitcher | Google Play Music | Pocketcasts | RSS

Bob Barry’s Unearthed Interviews Podcast: Neil Diamond

Which American singer songwriter sold more than 130 million records worldwide?  Who recorded these unforgettable songs?  “Sweet Caroline,” “Cracklin Rose,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” and “America.” Neil Diamond was one of the greatest hitmakers of all-time. “Sweet Caroline” was originally written for his wife at the time, but Sweet Marsha didn’t work so he had to find a three-syllable name instead. He also wrote a song for the Monkees, which he’ll tell us about. Remember when he had a song out that was also recorded by Barbra Streisand at the same time. So DJs around the country put the two together and forced Columbia Records to release a Barbra and Neil recording. It was a big hit. Poor guy was asleep when I called, as you will hear.

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