29. June 2006 · Comments Off on Who’s Ripped Off Neil Diamond? · Categories: Fun and Games, That's Entertainment!

This thread over at FTTW got me thinking. (And post your first concert experience while you’re at it.)

How many different bands/songwriters have ripped off Neil Diamond?

The first one that comes to my mind is “What I Like About You” by The Romantics. I remember a DJ at “Crackers” in Vegas (great rock barn) back in ’85 used to fade “What I Like About You” right into “Cherry, Cherry” and my roommate freaked when he found out that was Neil Diamond. Actually, now that I think about it, my MOM freaked when she found out “her” Neil wrote “Cherry, Cherry.”

But I don’t know how many times I’ve heard a song and said to myself, “Wait a minute, that’s a Neil Diamond riff.”

So what else can you think of?

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