To those of you Neil Diamond fans out there, let it be known that today is a day for pause. Because on this day in 1970 - Neil Diamond received a nice package: a gold record for the hit, "Cracklin’ Rosie". I have to say my dad hooked me. He used to paint and build to Neil Diamond. Any time he found himself working around the house, our 8-track was crankin' something Johnny Cash, Elvis or Neil Diamond, among others. I liked to hear him sing Cracklin' Rosie. I'd love to have him call me up and sing it for me today.