Neil Diamond wrote and recorded Shilo in 1967.
Don’t be confused, this song is neither about the battle of Shiloh in the Civil War, nor is it about the Israeli town of Shilo. The song is about an imaginary friend who visits a lonely child.
Neil Diamond has had a checkered career singing in groups and later with his solo act. All the time a writer of memorable songs, he has fascinated and entertained us for decades.
Today’s song, Shilo is especially poignant… at least to me.
Ladies and gentlemen, Neil Diamond sings Shilo: