How old geezer Neil Diamond came to be the new king of pop - Telegraph: "He's hot. He's happening. He's here again. After 48 years in the business, most of them spent vainly waving for the rocknoscenti's attention, Neil Diamond has become the biggest act on the planet. He tops the album charts in both Britain and America, and next month will play the hallowed 'Living Legends' slot at Glastonbury.
Living? Not so long ago, the question appeared debatable. Oh, Neil could still haul himself on stage, greet the fans and dole out the audible fondue, but his show had passed away. All that remained were the poignant echoes of a powdered and sequinned, 67-year-old schmaltzeteer heading into a comfortable old age. Then something strange happened. Neil became so unhip, he became hip again. Terrible and complete would be his vengeance."