Diamond: 'Sweet Caroline Is About Kennedy's Daughter'
Veteran singer Neil Diamond has confirmed speculation his classic song SWEET CAROLINE was inspired by late U.S. President JOHN F. Kennedy's daughter. Diamond performed the 1969 track live via satellite at Caroline Kennedy's 50th birthday party last week (ends16Nov07), and gave the hostess a magical gift - revealing she was his muse for the song. He explained how she had inspired him, as a girl, after he saw a picture of her riding a pony. Diamond says, "I've never discussed it with anybody before - intentionally. I thought maybe I would tell it to Caroline when I met her someday. "I'm happy to have gotten it off my chest and to have expressed it to Caroline. I thought she might be embarrassed, but she seemed to be struck by it and really, really happy."