Though a native New Yorker, Neil Diamond has become an inspirational figure in the city of Boston's recovery from the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week. Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" is a staple at the Red Sox' Fenway Park, and Saturday he made national news by being a surprise guest there to lead the crowd in a rousing rendition of the singalong at the team's first home game since the bombings.
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(CNN) -- Neil Diamond will donate royalties from his song "Sweet Caroline," which has been played at every Boston Red Sox home game for more than a decade, to the One Fund Boston, the singer said on Twitter on Wednesday.
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To the surprise of many, Neil Diamond showed up to Fenway Park on Saturday to sing his classic hit, "Sweet Caroline," during a Red Sox game that included a pre-game ceremony honoring the heroes and victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. But the story of how he ended up singing for the fans is even more incredible.
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Boston got a "sweet" morale boost on Saturday, courtesy of legendary crooner Neil Diamond. During the 8th inning of the Red Sox's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Diamond took to the field in Fenway Park to lead the crowd in a stirring rendition of his classic 1969 hit "Sweet Caroline."
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