Diamond Daze
Oprah shares an embarrassing moment.
Oprah has kept it a secret for more than 30 years. Today, she's breaking her silence. She's finally revealing her most embarrassing encounter with a celebrity!

In the 1970s, Oprah says she had an obsession…with music legend Neil Diamond! She awoke every morning to the sweet sounds of "Song Sung Blue" and fell asleep every night to his hit "Cracklin' Rosie."

While she was working as a news anchor in Nashville, Oprah attended a benefit where Neil was performing. When she walked into the green room backstage, she spotted him and strolled right over.

"I say, 'Mr. Diamond, would you like some shrimp?'" Oprah says. He accepted a shrimp and then went across the room…where Oprah followed!

"I ask, 'Would you like another shrimp?'" she remembers. After taking a second helping, he walked away and Oprah says she made the mistake of following him again!

Finally, as she approached him for the third time, he raised his hand and said, "Enough already." Oprah says she was mortified!
Neil Diamond performs a medley of his hits.
For the very first time in Oprah Show history, Neil is here! With 53 albums to his name and more than 120 million records sold, Neil has so many hits, he can't choose just one. He surprises everyone with a medley of favorites: "America," "Hello Again" and "Sweet Caroline."

The audience can't help singing along!
Neil Diamond and Oprah discuss his album.
Audiences are going crazy for Neil's greatest hits and critics are raving about his new album, 12 Songs. Rolling Stone magazine gave it four stars, and Newsweek magazine called it his best work in 30 years!

Neil says the critical acclaim has made him feel great. "I don't think I've received reviews like this for 30 years," he says. "For it to come out of the blue like this is amazing. I never expected it and there it was."
Neil Diamond's costumes
Neil may be famous for his voice, but he'll also be remembered for something else—his dazzling stage outfits!

Oprah brings out three costumes that Neil's stylist, Bill Whitten, designed for him years ago. Neil says he keeps all his outfits stored in a Los Angeles warehouse, and he's not sure what to do with them!
Neil Diamond performs 'Delirious Love.'
Neil wows the audience with "Delirious Love," a song from his CD, 12 Songs.