Behind the Meaning, and ‘Women,’ of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”

Initially inspired by Neil Diamond's second wife, the song needed a three-syllable name fitting the melody.

Later, Diamond revealed it was sparked by an innocent photo of Caroline Kennedy, shedding light on its origin.

Diamond hinted at a spiritual influence, suggesting a deeper, universal significance behind the lyrics.

Beyond its creation, "Sweet Caroline" became a globally beloved anthem, embraced by artists and used in various contexts.

From sports arenas to global events, the song fosters unity and uplifts spirits, embodying its timeless appeal.