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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.
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2004 Article on the Diamonds by A. Merey. 2009 Article on Tenor Ted Kowalski by A. Merey.
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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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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
Welcome To The Diamonds’ Fan Site! The Diamonds were four young gentlemen from Canada who loved to sing. With their talent and hard work they became one of the most popular groups of the 1950s.
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   saddenedat   his   loss,   but   rejoice   in   the   privilege   of hearing him sing.   Obituary
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   and   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