On this day in music history: July 1, 1972 – &…

On this day in music history: July 1, 1972 – “Song Sung Blue” by Neil Diamond hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 7 weeks on June 3. 1972. Written by Neil Diamond, it is the second chart topping single for the Brooklyn, NY born singer, songwriter and musician. and one of his signature songs, and one the highlights of his live performances over the years. Issued as the first single from his eighth studio album “Moods”, the song quickly becomes a hit. Entering the Hot 100 at #67 on May 6, 1972, it climbs to the top of the chart eight weeks later. The song is nominated for two Grammy Awards including Record and Song Of The Year (losing to Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”). “Song Sung Blue” is also the last major hit single Diamond has on Uni Records, before signing with Columbia Records in 1973. “Song Sung Blue” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.