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Neil Diamond Tried To Change His Name To Noah Kaminsky

Neil Diamond, who was blessed with a name that brings instant recognition, tells Jimmy Fallon he actually tried to change his name before his first record because he thought it was the thing to do.

"I tried for the first record. I wrote up a couple of names that I thought were absolutely brilliant," explained Diamond. "They're stuck in my mind."

"One was Noah Kaminsky," he said.

"What? Sounds like you'd change your name from Noah Kaminsky to Neil Diamond!," quipped Fallon.

"I don't know. It was biblical," said the singer. "It had depth. It had character and I had to use it. The other one, the other choice I had was Eice Cherry."

"Eice Cherry? I think there's a drag queen downtown named that," laughed Fallon.

October 21, 2014 |

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