Who Did ‘Red, Red Wine’ First Before UB40?

Song: Red, Red Wine (1968) Artist: Neil Diamond Album: Just For You (Bang) Writer: Neil Diamond In 1988 UB40, a group from Birmingham UK had a no. 1 hit with a song called Red, Red Wine, done in a reggae style (they were not the first, see below). Although UB40 has plenty of original material, their hit-making … Read more

You Got The Way To Make Me Happy – Cracklin Rosie

Song: Cracklin’ Rosie (1970) Artist: Neil Diamond Album: Tap Root Manuscript Writer: Neil Diamond Oh, I love my Rosie child, She got the way to make me happy, You and me, we go in style. Cracklin’ Rosie wasn’t Neil Diamond’s first hit, as a writer, that is. He first topped the charts with “I’m a … Read more