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.
This is a fan site of the "Original" Diamonds Singing Group of the 1950s.
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.
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2004 Article on the Diamonds by A. Merey
2009 Article on Tenor Ted Kowalski by A. Merey
Mp3 Samples on rarely heard Rugolo Album
64 Samples of singles released by the Diamonds
Articles and MP3 Samples
Tenor 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.
Fun! 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 "Why Do Fools Fall In
Love". These were only three of 16 hits on the
Billboard Charts. Countless television shows and
concerts, guest staring in a movie and singing
the theme song for two others, and being
inducted in several 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! - Barry Worrell
Introductions to the Diamonds
From Jasmine records
“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