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Neil Diamond's Generous Gift to Boston
APRIL 26, 2013Jon Wiederhorn, Yahoo MusicFor more than 10 years, Neil Diamond’s single "Sweet Caroline" has played over the loudspeakers at Boston Red Sox home games during the seventh inning stretch. In a gesture to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, people bought the song in droves last week, boosting sales of the tune 597 percent to 19,000 copies for the week, reported Nielsen SoundScan. Now, in a genuine good will effort, Diamond is donating all of the money to marathon bombing victims.
With iTunes selling the track at $1.29 and competitor eMusic selling it for 79 cents, Diamond’s total donation should average out somewhere between $15,010 and $24,510.Read more: Yahoo Music