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Elvis singing sweet caroline


The song reached No. In the autumn ofDiamond performed "Sweet Caroline" on several television shows. It later reached No. In a interview, Diamond stated the inspiration for his song was John F. Kennedy 's daughter, Carolinewho was eleven years old at the time it was released.

The song has proven to be enduringly popular and, as of Novemberhas sold over two million digital downloads in the United States. There are three distinct mixes of this song. The original mono 45 mix had Elvis singing sweet caroline louder orchestra and glockenspiel compared to the stereo version on the Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show LP. It has a longer fade as well.

The playing of "Sweet Caroline" has become a stadium anthem at many sporting events in the United States. The song has been played at Fenway Parkhome of Major League Baseball 's Boston Red Soxsince at least[23] and in the middle of the eighth inning at every game since On April 16,the day after the Boston Marathon bombingthe New York Yankees — longtime rivals of the Red Sox — announced they would play the song during their home game, preceded by a moment of silence, as a tribute to the victims.

The song was sung at sporting events across the country after the Boston Marathon bombings, in efforts to show solidarity with those affected by the tragedy. It was also played right before the start of the Hamburg Marathon in HamburgGermanyon Sunday, April 21,subsequent to a minute of silence. Diamond has announced that he will donate all royalties from sales of the song since the marathon bombings to the One Fund Boston charity to help the people most affected by the bombings.

It Elvis singing sweet caroline also played by the Castleford Tigers rugby league club before matches at the Mend-A-Hose "Elvis singing sweet caroline," following a surprise last-minute victory against the Wigan Warriors in the Super League season.

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