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Monday, January 24, 2011

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know how much we love celebrating birthdays! Well, one of our favorites is turning 70 today. Neil Diamond, the successful American singer-songwriter was born on January 24, 1941. He’s the third most successful Adult Contemporary artist ever (ever!)—just behind Barbara Streisand and Elton John. 2011 is going to be a big year for him, too… he’s being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

What’s your favorite Neil Diamond song? Ours is probably “Cherry, Cherry.” (This could be because it reminds us of some of our favorite flavors of candy!) It was issued as a single in 1966 and became Neil Diamond’s first big hit—reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October of that year.

Trying to figure out how to celebrate Neil Diamond’s birthday? How about cracking open a box of Airheads Candy? You can pull out all of the cherry flavored ones, listen to some Neil Diamond music, and have a very cherry afternoon! (We suggest trying a few of the White Mystery flavor, too. You never know when it might taste like cherry!) If someone you know is having a birthday like Neil, we have plenty of gift baskets that can help you celebrate a 70th birthday!

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that today is also the dear departed John Belushi and Warren Zevon’s birthday.

And we’d like to wish a big, big Woodstock Candy happy birthday to Ernest Borgnine—he’s 94 today! (Did you catch him in the movie Red?)

by: Woodstock Candy


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