Neil Diamond's career exhibits all the characteristics of a music icon - numerous hits spanning numerous decades, the charisma and the chest hair-revealing wardrobe to back it up -- but he has yet to be formally recognized by his peers with a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In another Soundcheck Smackdown, we debate the American music icon's career. Our guests include Jon Bream, author of the book, Neil Diamond Is Forever, NPR reporter Mike Pesca and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist Dave Barry.
Tell us: Are you a believer in The Solitary Man? Or have you soured on "Sweet Caroline?" Leave a comment.