June 21, 2022

Good instances by no means appeared so good at Fenway Park Saturday (June 18th), when Neil Diamond made a uncommon dwell look to sing his 1969 hit “Candy Caroline” in particular person. The musician went out to the ball sport to advertise the long-delayed opening of his new musical Neil Diamond: A Lovely Noise, joined within the stands by the play’s star Will Swenson.

“Candy Caroline” has been an eighth inning staple at Sox video games because the custom started 25 years in the past, and Diamond has even come to Fenway to sing it himself twice earlier than — as soon as in 2010 and once more in 2013. However this most up-to-date cameo marked an particularly momentous event, because the soft-rocker retired from touring in 2018 attributable to a Parkinson’s analysis. Even with the Sox down 10-2 towards the St. Louis Cardinals, Fenway was overflowing with followers thrilling filling in every bah-bah-bah. Watch a clip of Diamond main the sing-along at Fenway beneath.

After its six-week residency in Boston, Neil Diamond: A Lovely Noise will lastly make its Broadway debut this fall. Manner again in March 2020, Diamond did a deed of public service by transforming “Candy Caroline” into an ode at hand washing. If you happen to’re out there for some nostalgia, you possibly can watch archival footage of Diamond performing “Candy Caroline” dwell on The Ed Sullivan Present in 1969 over on the famed speak present’s YouTube channel.

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