The 1950’s Fabulous Foursome!This is a fan site of the original Diamonds of the 1950s. All hailing from Canada, they made their way to the U. S., and with their songs and energy, endeared themselves to their fans forever. Bill Reed, the original bass singer, who at 68, passed away October 22, 2004. Bill's smooth bass voice was the foundation of The Diamonds and was instrumental in establishing their signature sound. We are saddened at his loss, but rejoice in the privilege of hearing him sing.ObituaryThis is a fan site of the "Original" Diamonds Singing Group of the 1950s. It has been on the Internet since 1998 and is updated when new content becomes available. Information contained in this website, is the version of events as related to me by original members: Phil Levitt, Ted Kowalski, Bill Reed and Dave Somerville.Note: The bulk of the Diamonds' success came from their work in the United States, but they were one of many fine groups and artists that came from Canada.Web Designer by XaraDisclaimerSite Dedications.2004 Article on the Diamonds by A. Merey.2009 Article on Tenor Ted Kowalski by A. Merey.80 Samples of singles released by the Diamonds including the Rugolo album.Articles and MP3 SamplesTenor Ted Kowalski, passed away Aug 8, 2010 as a result of continuing medical issues. As a founding member of the Diamonds, he brought joy to the fans with his energy and his love of singing. Obituary
Please Take The PollFun! That was the way one fan described the Diamonds. And who could argue? After listening to "Little Darlin'" for the first time, it was a foregone conclusion. It was only a little over two minutes long, but it was fun. This fabulous foursome of the fifties had hits such as "Little Darlin", "The Stroll", and "Silhouettes". All three going gold! Include countless television shows and concerts, guest staring in a movie and singing the theme song for two others. And don’t forget the four Halls of Fame. All this insured their place in the history of early rock and roll, and made them one of the most popular groups of their time. Were they fun? You bet they were! - BarryWorrell “Diamond Dave” Somerville.Dave is currently performing his 1957 Rock & Roll Bus Tour. Contact Dave for information on how you can be included and check his itinerary at his site.Phil LevittTed KowalskiDave SomervilleBill ReedPut The Diamonds in the Walk!In 1957, The Diamonds brought you “The Stroll”, one of their gold recordings. Now it’s time for you, their fans, to help put them in the “walk”, Canada’s Walk Of Fame. April is nomination month so here’s the link, Canada’s Walk Of Fame.