The Diamonds

Posted by M ws On Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2 comments
This post is about two performances 47 years apart – more than half a lifetime.

If you were alive in 1957, and old enough to enjoy Rock and Roll, you will probably remember the group, "The Diamonds" who had just launched their super hit "Little Darlin' ". This should bring back a few memories. Ahhh yes, the good old days. I remember it well. Nice to see some things getting better with age!

According to Wikipedia, The Diamonds were a Canadian vocal quartet of the 1950s and early 1960s who rose to prominence performing mostly cover versions of songs by black musicians. The original members were Dave Somerville (lead), Ted Kowalski (tenor), Phil Levitt (baritone), and Bill Reed (bass).

The Diamonds received national attention once again in 2000, when the original members were invited to sing in TJ Lubinsky’s PBS production of Do-Wop 51, and again in the PBS production entitled Magic Moments-The Best Of '50s Pop in 2004.

Stetson received a heart transplant in 2000, and died in 2003. Original member Kowalski died on August 8, 2010, from heart disease, at the age of 79.[5]

CLICK THIS LINK to watch the first one then scroll down for the new one 47 years later.
This is good. In 1957, The Diamonds had a hit with "Little Darlin". 47 years later, they were requested to perform at Atlantic City .. This link leads to both performances.

Happy Listening!

Thanks to Angela who sent me the link. Take care and have a lovely day!

2 comments to The Diamonds

  1. says:

    Little Corgi I've never heard of the Diamonds nor heard any of their songs. Sorry. Stupid little corgi me.

    But WHOA!! THEY BLEW ME AWAY....The young-then and the old-now versions of the Diamonds are simply amazing with very little change in their vocals. Great song and great performance!

    Howl!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Little Corgi

    Yes!! Agree with you completely! Such consistency in their tone, style and vocal quality is simply awesome.

    Hahaha!! Love your howl LOL!!

    It is my pleasure to share.

    See you soon!


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