Anyone who’s been to a Red Sox game since 2002 knows that it’s tradition to sing Neil Diamond’s 1969 hit, “Sweet Caroline” during the eighth inning. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the tradition became a symbol of the city’s resiliance.
Back on April 20, Diamond himself led the crowd in the song during the first Red Sox home game since the bombing. This helped the song record a 597% increase in sales.
But Diamond will not be profiting from this. He’s vowed to donate all royalties to One Fund Boston, an organization set up to help victims of the bombings.
Meanwhile, the Dropkick Murphys have raised more than $100K with their own efforts.