Neil Diamond Sends “Sweet” Relief to Boston Victims After Sales Surge

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Neil Diamond’s 1969 hit “Sweet Caroline” is seeing an unexpected surge in sales after a surprise performance by the legendary singer-songwriter at a Boston Red Sox game on Saturday (April 20).

The track sold 19,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with Diamond announcing on Twitter Wednesday (April 24) that he will be donating royalties from the track to The One Fund Boston, which will benefit the victims of last week’s marathon bombings.

“Sweet Caroline” holds a special meaning for Bostonians and Sox fans, who belt the song before the eighth inning of each home game. The decade-long tradition is a staple of Fenway Park, which was forced to close to the public in the wake of last week’s…

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