Elvis Presley Covers Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” Live
Good Times Never Seem So Good!
“Sweet Caroline” is a chart-topping soft rock classic from Neil Diamond. In 1970, Elvis Presley sang his cover version during one of his live shows. Before singing, Elvis began by saying: “A guy had a song out last year. It’s a beautiful song and the guy’s name is Neil Diamond. I’d like to sing it for you now.” Neil was in awe since Elvis even introduced him during a performance in Vegas.
Neil Diamond: He was electric and he was wonderful and halfway through his show, he introduced me. I was in the audience and he introduced me and it’s like worshipping a god and that god is saying, ‘Oh, stand up. I like this person. World, why don’t you meet him?’
It has been played on several occasions and has been covered numerous times over the years thus making it more popular. Also, there was a big question as to who Caroline was but on his 2007 interview, Neil finally revealed that the inspiration for the timeless track was from JFK’s daughter, Caroline.
It was Caroline Kennedy’s cover on LIFE magazine from September 7, 1962 that inspired him to write the song that would launch his career.
Enjoy this lovely rendition by Elvis Presley!