I make this journey, for the most part, alone.” For all that, it has been an undeniably productive journey – half a century on the road, and 125 million albums sold.
Songs such as Sweet Caroline and Beautiful Noise, which have become pop classics of our time.
whom he married in the same year that he divorced his first wife, Jayne Posner.
In fact, looking back at the record it’s a struggle to see where Neil’s “years of loneliness” fit into the picture.
Here's Neil in the run-up to his celebrated “Living Legends” appearance at Glastonbury in 2008: “Personal relationships? I have no friends, and it is just impossible to have relationships.
My closest friend is a fellow I went to school with, and I haven’t seen him in four years.
But last week came news that he is getting married. This time to Katie Mc Neil, a 40-year-old Californian video producer whom he met two years ago while making a concert documentary.
Celebrity actors, musicians, and other superstars pretty much have their pick of who they’d like to marry, and often times the relationship turns into a full-on Hollywood scandal.
Let’s take a look at some famous celebrity wives from years past and see what they’re doing now.
Jayne was his childhood sweetheart, the inspiration for his first love song – Hear Them Bells, a little-remembered ditty that goes: “My darling, I need you more each day/ I’d be contented dear, if only you’d say/ I’ll be yours forever, sweetheart”.
The sentiments worked sufficiently well for them to marry in their early twenties and have two daughters before divorcing in 1969. By now, following some bruising years on the New York club circuit, Neil was tasting success.