The Blot’s skewing a little older with this post but I thought it would be interesting for everyone out there to learn that Neil Diamond has finally revealed who the inspiration was for his most famous song “Sweet Caroline.” It has been a very closely held secret of Diamond’s for decades and according to an article released by the AP yesterday he was waiting until he could tell Caroline himself. (Link)
Evidently this finally took place last week at Caroline Kennedy’s 50th birthday party via satellite. Caroline, as you may recall, is the daughter of the thirty-fifth President of the United States John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In the article Diamond said that after seeing a picture of Caroline as “a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony…I immediately felt there was a song in there.” Now, after years and years of drunk wedding guests and karaoke singers butchering the song, we finally have a face to put to the screams of “Sweet Caroline. Bum, Bum, Bum.”
Now, if only Carly Simon would finally come out and admit who “You’re So Vain” is about!