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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.
history of: history of:
Phil   Levitt:    When   Phil   and   his   friend Stan     Fisher     met     Ted     Kowalski     at University   of   Toronto,   the   beginnings   of the Diamonds was unfolding.     
Ted    Kowalski:     Ted    was    a    fine    tenor, brought   levity,   and   he   also   brought   Bill Reed. Things were falling into place.
Dave   Somerville:    Dave   started   out   as     “tutor-manager” for the group, but he ended   up   as   lead   singer,   and   the   rest is history. 
“Little Darlin’”: The story of the song.
“Where Mary Go”: The story of the song.
The   “Juno   Award”:    The   Diamonds induction   into   the   Canadian   Music Hall    of    Fame    in    1984.    One    of several Halls of Fame See others.
Bill   Reed:    Bill,   an   excellent   bass   singer, heeded    the    call    and    the    soon    to    be “Diamonds” was now in sight. 
The    Diamonds:     After    the    Diamonds had   been   on   the   scene   for   a   few   years, they   recorded   “Little   Darlin”.   Would   the world ever be the same again?
Stan Fisher: Before the Diamonds were known    as    the    Diamonds,    they    were    a newly   formed   quarter   with   Stan   Fisher, Phil Levitt, Ted Kowalski, and Bill Reed
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
Biography of the Diamonds by A. Merey - 2004 Interview with Dave Somerville by A. Merey - 2003 Article on Tenor Ted Kowalski by A. Merey - 2009
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