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.
The addition of Jim Malone changed the sound and perception of the Diamonds. "No Dave Somerville". Dick Clark said: “When you think of the Diamonds, you think of Dave Somerville”. Jim came in when their Mercury recording contract was ending, but he can be heard on the last two recording they made under a major record company. “The Horizontal Lieutenant”, for the movie of the same title, and a forgettable song called “The Vanishing American”. He also sang on a Nat Goodman produced album, “Laughs, Laughs, This not to say Jim wasn’t capable, for he certainly was a terrific singer. He use to do impressions of Nat King Cole, Frankie Lane, Tony Bennett, and others. Evan Fisher remembers: When Jim came from Toronto to join the Diamonds, every other word was a four letter word. It took us about 2 months to show him that there were other adjectives in the English language”.
As the years went by, personality problems arose within the group, which made it impossible to work together. Jim and tenor Evan Fisher decided to leave and form a duo – Fisher & Malone. They sang, did impressions, and a bit of comedy. After four years or so working night clubs all over the country, Jim had to leave because of drinking problems, but recovered and spent many years doing lectures for AA.Jim passed away 2006.Evan Fisher said he was a “very talented and versatile singer.”