Rock and Roll Martini Group Rocks Neil Diamond

Deb Nortunen

The hosts for the January gathering of the Rock and Roll Martini Group were Barry and Susan Joyce. Barry and Susan chose the iconic Neil Diamond as the featured artist for the evening. Neil Diamond was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Neil Diamond hails from Brooklyn, N.Y. Therefore, New York-style pizza was the main fare for the Rockers. Everyone else filled in with appetizers and desserts. The two outstanding martinis served were “Love on the Rocks” and “Cherry Cherry.” The Joyces included a quiz on Neil Diamond trivia and another on all things Brooklyn. Deb and Diane won Neil Diamond’s Greatest Hits CD and a package of Nathan’s hot dogs, respectively.

Be sure to think of Neil Diamond the next time you sing the Robson Ranch theme song “Sweet Caroline!” Until next month, Rock On!