October 1970 – a song popular in this month – Cracklin’ Rosie by Neil Diamond
“Cracklin’ Rosie” is a bottle of wine.
Interesting facts about Cracklin’ Rosie & Neil Diamond –
Diamond got the idea for the song from a folk story of an Indian tribe in Northern Canada who had more men than women. He told David Wild at Rolling Stone: “On Saturday nights when they go out, the guys all get their girl; the guys without girls get a bottle of Cracklin’ Rosie, that’s their girl for the weekend.”
This was Neil Diamond’s first American #1 hit, although he had previously written a number of hits for other artists including “I’m A Believer,” which was a 1966 #1 for The Monkees.
Diamond is probably the most famous Jewish male musician. He is known in some circles as “The Jewish Elvis.”
Neil Diamond is his real name, but despite this good fortune, he considered using that stage names Eice Cherry and Noah Kaminsky. He explained during a Reddit AMA: “Although Neil Diamond may sound cool now, when I was about to put my first record out, it was just my name and pretty boring.
Neil Diamond’s 2008 release Home Before Dark was his first #1 on the US album chart, 42 years after his debut LP.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com