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.
Stan Fisher - Sometimes an individual can be a founding member of a famous singing group without ever making one recording, giving any concerts, or driving one mile on a tour with that group. Such is the case with Stan Fisher. In many biographies of the Diamonds, Stan is mentioned as singing lead, which he was, but in others, he’s left out as if he was never there.In our efforts to fill that hole in history and get an update, below is a brief message from Stan. I thank him for his contribution to the site and allowing this intrusion into his life today._Barry Worrell
“Other than singing in high school in a quintet and glee club I had no musical training. Phil and I go back to when we met at the Y in Club Gilmore when we were about 14 and became close friends. We harmonized a lot. When we started university and Phil met Teddy, we started singing together in coffee shops, and my basement. Ted brought in Bill and that made us a real quartet like the Lads, the Aces.We worked up a few songs and decided to try out for a tv show. While waiting to be auditioned for the show we were asked by Dave to audition for him. He worked at CBC as a technician. He told us we were too good for the talent show, so we didn't go in. Dave had access to studios at CBC so that's where we rehearsed after that.When I took time off to study for exams in 1st year, Dave took my place as lead. Later he called to say he was replacing me. Dave had the distinctive voice that made the group and the guys made the right decision even if it hurt like hell at the time.I never thought about a singing career. I knew I would finish university. I maintained a close relationship with the guys and Phil remained my closest friend to this day. He was best man at my wedding in '57 and my kids still call him uncle Phil.I graduated in law in 59 and called to the bar in 61. Subsequently I acted for the Diamonds in their battle with their manager.” _Stan FisherHis story has similarities to Pete Best, original drummer of the Beatles. He was out of the group before they became famous. But life hasn’t been unfair with Stan. He is recognized as one of Canada’s top tier Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators. Since 2012 he has practised solely as an Arbitrator and Mediator dedicated to assisting the legal profession, corporate entities, government agencies and others in the resolution of disputes both domestically and internationally.