Considered to be the third most successful adult contemporary artist in the history of the Billboard chart for hits like "Kentucky Woman" and "America."
He has released hits such as "Sweet Caroline," "Solitary Man," and "If You Know What I Mean," and has sold over 125 million records.
He explained why he wanted to study medicine during a live interview with Larry King.
He won a NCAA National Championship as part of the New York University fencing team. During his final year at NYU, he was offered a gig writing music for a publishing company.
He got married to Jaye Posner in 1963, then to Marcia Murphey on December 5, 1969, and then to Katie McNeil on April 21, 2012. He has two sons named Micah and Jesse and two daughters named Marjorie and Elyn.
- The meaning of the name Diamond: Brilliant Gem