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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.  This 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 Xara Disclaimer Site 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 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.   Obituary
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Please Take The Poll Phil Levitt Ted Kowalski Dave Somerville Bill Reed Dave Somerville, passed away July 14, 2015. As lead singer of the  Diamonds his voice defined the Diamonds’ sound. Dave started  singing professionally in 1953 and continued until his death. To  quote Dave, “I haven’t had a day job since 1953!” Dick Clark  once  said, "When you think of The Diamonds, you've got to think of Dave  Somerville."  Obituary   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. Obituary  Introduction To The Diamonds As Dave Somerville always stated, "The Diamonds came along when pop music was  morphing into Rock and Roll". One of their influences was a semi-pro Black Gospel  group called the Revelaires, who taught them not to be so "square". When they  auditioned for Mercury that influence must have been strong, for Mercury designated  them for this new and upcoming style called Rock & Roll. As well as this style,  Mercury also fed them a different genre called “DooWop”, which was being done by  black artists but not played on "white" radio stations. (Click here for more on this  subject) With a stunning lead singer, and a real bass singer, The Diamonds achieved  a good similarity to their black counterparts. They showed up on R & B charts and  there were those who thought they were black. Within these pages is more  information than you might ever want to know about one group. But I make no  apologies. I am a Fan.__Barry Worrell