Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 comes from the superstar match-up of the 1970's: Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand!
On November 4th, 1978, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" entered Billboard's Top 40 and bloomed on its way up to #1, spending two weeks at the pinnacle of the chart, spent fifteen weeks in the chart and was certified Platinum!
Neil Diamond, born on January 24th, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, is a singer/guitarist/prolific songwriter. He worked as a staff writer at the Brill Building in New York City. He wrote the score for the motion picture "Jonathon Livingston Seagull" and starred in and composed the music for the 1980 version of "The Jazz Singer". Neil placed thirty eight songs in the Top 40, including three #1s, one Gold Record and four Platinum Records.
Barbra Streisand was born on April 24th, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York and is a legendary singer/actress, having performed in numerous movies and having received numerous awards. She was married to actor Elliot Gould from 1973-1971 and married actor James Brolin on July 2nd, 1998. Barbra placed twenty one songs in the Top 40 between 1964 and 1996, including five #1s, three Gold Records and five Platinum Records.