Words can not tell what a hush was over the
room as Diamond Dave told stories and sang
the music that made up much of the history 
of Rock & Roll.  And, it was all true because
he was there.  In the fall of '57, after topping 
the charts with 8 hits, Dave Somerville and 
THE DIAMONDS joined a legendary Rock & 
Roll bus tour with other rising stars--Fats 
Domino, Buddy Holly & The Crickets, The 
Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, 
The Drifters, La Vern Baker, Eddie Cochran,
Buddy Knox, Clyde McPhatter and Frankie
Lymon.  For two months of one-nighters 
these founding fathers of Rock & Roll
barnstormed North America making musical 
history and sharing unforgettable

experiences.

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Dave will host the Saturday Doo Wop Show

 

 

"You are one of them sexy
Diamonds...I would scream
four times for you!"

Little Richard 

 

 Dave was introduced to his first 45 record player by

Buddy Holly on one of the Greyhound buses that he
and the Crickets shared.  This was the only fitting since

Dave and The Diamonds' "Little Darlin" was the
first hit record on that new seven inch innovation, the

 45 RPM record.  The Diamonds formed in 1953

with Dave Somerville, Phil Levitt, Ted Kowalski and

Bill Reed.  All were vocalists and were riding the road
of the beginning of Rock and Roll.

This is an incredible CD...for your kids

and for the kid inside you...visit his site

 

A Pioneer Troubadour

 
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Diamond Dave with Dave Ballard, who wrote "The Twist"

It is said that sometimes in the next
5 minutes, the voice of Dave
Somerville will electrify the airwaves
somewhere in the world.  As the 
lead singer (and founding member)
of The Diamond's song "Little
Darlin', one of the seminal songs of
rock and roll, and classics such as 
"Why do Fools Fall In Love,"
"Silhouettes" and "The Stroll," his
vocals on these anthems have be-
come staples of radio programming.

 
 
With Dave on the left is 
Glen Larson
who was original member of the 
FOUR PREPS and who is creator
and ex-producer of shows like 
"Quincy" "McCloud," "Magnium
P.I.," "Fall Guy," "Battle
Star Galatica" and many 
other great TV series.

All pictures property of and taken by Benford Standley

check out his site at:
diamonddavesomerville.com

Diamond Dave Somerville's "On The 1957 Rock & Roll Greyhound Bus" CD recaptures his classic magical 

work with THE DIAMONDS, and keeps the spirit and sound of ROCK & ROLL's FIRST MAJOR TOURING SHOW
alive. DIAMOND DAVE sings the hits and tells the road stories... "Diamond Dave's voice, personality and stage
presence are unbeatable!" - FOX Entertainment.