2 Performances, 47 Years Apart

A friend emails:

In 1957, The Diamonds had a hit with “Little Darlin” 47 years later, they were requested to perform at Atlantic City…

Watch the 1957 performance, then the performance that took place 47 years later (2004).

The Diamonds are a Canadian vocal quartet that rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hit records. The original members were Dave Somerville (lead), Ted Kowalski (tenor), Phil Levitt (baritone), and Bill Reed (bass). They were most noted for interpreting and introducing rhythm and blues vocal group music to the wider pop music audience. (Contrary to popular myth, the father of Tom Hanks was never a member of the group)


Little Darlin’ was originally written by William Maurice and recorded the original version with his group called The Gladiolas. Little Darlin’ then recorded and released on 1957 by The Diamonds in a different style which bring The Diamond became a very popular singing group.


little darlin’ – the original diamonds (1957)


Little Darling by the Original Diamonds (2004)

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