The Diamonds

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1981 (The 1982 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Little Darlin' (1957)

The Diamonds @ Wikipedia

The Diamonds Videos

Will The Diamonds be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


8 comments so far (post your own)

Probably the most deserving doo-wop group (after the Tokens). The most commercially successful of the doo-wop groups. Even though most of their songs were covers, their popularity and constant presence on the American music scene helped further popularize R&B music and perpetuate rock'n'roll. Yes to the Diamonds.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 08.25.09 @ 23:31pm

There were two groups called The Diamonds.

1948-1955 - Black American - Never Charted

1953-1962 - White Canadian - Charted

Which one is this? They were both R&B and Doo-Wop

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 08.26.09 @ 05:36am

The Canadian group.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 08.29.09 @ 01:12am

"Little Darlin'" is an excellent track. Should be in the Song Hall of Fame.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 07:52am

The Stroll One of the First National Dance Sensations

and Little Darlin alone are Rock and Roll Anthems.

They heavily influenced many rock and roll acts to come.

Also toured rock and roll all over the U.S. in the mid to late 1950s...

They are WAY overlooked and DESERVING...

Posted by Joel Kellum on Wednesday, 05.23.12 @ 02:12am

years ago YES

Posted by Happy on Thursday, 07.18.13 @ 01:48am

RIP Dave Somerville . One of the best..... The beat goes on

Posted by oldie on Friday, 07.17.15 @ 10:59am

A belated R.I.P., to Dave Somerville. The Diamonds weren't innovative or even important, but they certainly did more respectful covers of rock and roll songs than contemporaries like The Crew Cuts and Pat Boone. I especially enjoy the Diamonds' treatment of The Stroll, which was used so memorably at the finale of the 1986 horror flick Night of the Creeps.

Posted by Zach on Thursday, 08.20.15 @ 13:03pm

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