Sometimes they (who shall be nameless) don’t like your boyfriend, but, in time, you can make up your own mind. Neil Diamond wrote “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon” and recorded it in 1967. He released it as a single, backed with “You’ll Forget” in the U.S. and U.K. and with “New Orleans’ in continental Europe. This sixties pop song went to #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. It was also the first track of his 1967 album Just for You.
“Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” has been covered by numerous artists, including Cliff Richard, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Biddu Orchestra, and 16 Volt. The song received new life performed by Urge Overkill for the 1994 film Pulp Fiction.
Diamond was born Neil Leslie Diamond in 1941 in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician. Diamond is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time (that is, just behind Elton John and Barbra Streisand). He has sold millions of albums and is well loved worldwide. He has a long list of hits, including “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Solitary Man,” “Sweet Caroline, “Desiree,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and the list goes on and one. At the age of 74, Diamond continues to tour and perform.
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