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March 8, 1992 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic.
Q uick quiz. Who holds these records for the longest concert engagements at the 18,000-seat Forum? (a) Ten nights in 1989 . (b) Eight nights in 1992, beginning Wednesday. (c) Seven nights in 1983 . The answer: Neil Diamond. "It's a tribute to the songs," Diamond said when asked recently about his continuing concert popularity.
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March 3, 1996 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serena's Song may be the best horse Wayne Lukas has trained, but she was no different Saturday than any of the other fillies and mares who have run in the Santa Anita Handicap. She didn't win. Ladies have now tried Santa Anita's most famous race 40 times without success. Only four, in fact, have finished second or third.
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August 4, 1990
The Padres, and baseball in general, got what they deserved, but it could have been worse. The Expos could have been in town and Roseanne's anthem might have come after a Canadian had sung "Oh, Canada" with dignity. NATE WILSON Walnut
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March 15, 1992
Neil Diamond's first No. 1 single (at least as listed in Billboard magazine) was "Cracklin' Rosie" in 1970, not "Song Sung Blue," as Diamond recalls in the story. I was program director at CKLW in Detroit from 1967 to 1970. Our music director was Rosalie Trombley. She was always eager to add Neil's records to the playlist, and we did. Neil and Rosalie developed a professional high regard for each other. The "Rosie" in "Cracklin' Rosie" was his dedication to her. In 1984, Roz Wyman, chairperson for the Democratic National Convention, and I visited Bill Graham to enlist him to produce the entertainment for the party's San Francisco convention.
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November 3, 1991 | DON HECKMAN
* 1/2 Neil Diamond, "Lovescape," Columbia. Two decades after the success of such brightly rhythmic hits as "Sweet Caroline" and "Song Sung Blue," Neil Diamond seems wearily content to play the role of the master of the lugubrious love song.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1992
Neil Diamond's first No. 1 single (at least as listed in Billboard magazine) was "Cracklin' Rosie" in 1970, not "Song Sung Blue," as Diamond recalls in the story. I was program director at CKLW in Detroit from 1967 to 1970. Our music director was Rosalie Trombley. She was always eager to add Neil's records to the playlist, and we did. Neil and Rosalie developed a professional high regard for each other. The "Rosie" in "Cracklin' Rosie" was his dedication to her. In 1984, Roz Wyman, chairperson for the Democratic National Convention, and I visited Bill Graham to enlist him to produce the entertainment for the party's San Francisco convention.
SPORTS
March 3, 1996 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Serena's Song may be the best horse Wayne Lukas has trained, but she was no different Saturday than any of the other fillies and mares who have run in the Santa Anita Handicap. She didn't win. Ladies have now tried Santa Anita's most famous race 40 times without success. Only four, in fact, have finished second or third.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 1992 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic.
Q uick quiz. Who holds these records for the longest concert engagements at the 18,000-seat Forum? (a) Ten nights in 1989 . (b) Eight nights in 1992, beginning Wednesday. (c) Seven nights in 1983 . The answer: Neil Diamond. "It's a tribute to the songs," Diamond said when asked recently about his continuing concert popularity.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1991 | DON HECKMAN
* 1/2 Neil Diamond, "Lovescape," Columbia. Two decades after the success of such brightly rhythmic hits as "Sweet Caroline" and "Song Sung Blue," Neil Diamond seems wearily content to play the role of the master of the lugubrious love song.
SPORTS
August 4, 1990
Bravo to Roseanne Barr. Her sitcom has given us the most realistic view of family life on TV and now she gives us a rendition of our national anthem that this tacky embarrassment deserves. This ungodly mishmash--part unsingable English boozing song, part incoherent lawyer's rant--is a travesty that has to go. I have visions of owners booking 2 Live Crew in a rap anthem or Madonna voguing her way through this twaddle. Abandon this pregame nonsense once and for all. DAN O'NEILL Los Angeles
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