Neil Diamond first recorded in 1960 and spent a number of years without any commercial success. That all changed when he signed with the Bang label in 1966. His first chart single, “Solitary Man,” was a minor hit reaching number 55 on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100.
His second release for the label was the first big hit of his career and set him on the path of becoming one of the most successful male artists in music history.
“Cherry Cherry” was an up-tempo rock/pop tune released during the summer of 1966. It peaked at number six during its 12 weeks on the chart. During March of 1973, the song reappeared as a live track pulled from his HOT AUGUST NIGHT album. It reached number 31. It remains a part of his stage act.