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Old 08-12-2010, 05:34 PM   #1
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50's goup The Diamonds- original member has died here in Whitby..love these old songs! The Stroll was an original hit for them and some other were covers that they made into hits..
great music..

http://www.newsdurhamregion.com/ente...article/159939 - article


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Old 08-12-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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That is sad.

I watched him and the group perform on that PBS special many times. He was the one that sings the high notes in " Little Darlin' " , correct? If so,he had a heck of a voice.

I just this past December,finally, found a "Best Of The Diamonds : The Mercury Years" CD. As well as the original 45s of One Summer Night & Soft Summer Breeze and Love-Love-Love.

All together,the Diamonds had 15 hits :

Top 40 hits (from Billboard Magazine) :
"Why Do Fools Fall In Love" – Debut on 02/18/56, Peaked at #12.[5][6]
"The Church Bells May Ring" – Debut on 04/21/56, Peaked at #14
"Love, Love, Love" – Debut 06/23/56, Peaked at #30
"Ka-Ding-Dong" – Debut on 09/08/56, Peaked at #35
"Soft Summer Breeze" – Debut on 09/22/56, Peaked at #34
"Little Darlin'" – Debut on 03/16/57, Peaked at #2 for 8 weeks (Gold discs|Gold)[7]
"Words Of Love" – Debut on 06/24/57, Peaked at #13
"Zip Zip" – Debut on 08/26/57, Peaked at #16
"Silhouettes" – Debut on 11/04/57, Peaked at #10
"The Stroll" – Debut on 12/30/57, Peaked at #4 (Gold)
"High Sign" – Debut on 04/14/58, Peaked at #37
"Kathy-O" – Debut on 07/28/58, Peaked at #16
"Walking Along" – Debut on 10/27/58, Peaked at #29
"She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)" – Debut on 01/26/59, Peaked at #18
"One Summer Night" - Debut 07/03/61, Peaked at #22


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Old 08-12-2010, 07:09 PM   #3
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THE PBS shows probably had only one original member..
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:40 AM   #4
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I remember seeing them in the CBC special "Heart Of Gold" in the early 80's, which I have on tape. It's a three part program which I should watch again some night soon.

Sad indeed...was he originally from Whitby ?

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Old 08-13-2010, 07:52 AM   #5
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I don't believe was originally from Whitby..I've seen no mention other than he had moved here at some time.
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