Veteran crooner Neil Diamond is desperate to land a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame - because he thinks he has 'paid his dues' to the music industry.
The 'Sweet Caroline' singer is keen to be awarded the prestigious recognition - which Madonna was inducted into in New York in March - because he has been considered by the judges for nearly 20 years.
The star is disappointed he is continually turned down by the panel - even though he thinks he has made a very significant contribution to the industry.
He says: "It makes me wonder. I've paid my dues, I think, and I think I've done good work. I'd like to be in there with my peers. "Maybe you just have to keep doing it and I'll get in there some