Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Diamond" Dave Somerville of The Diamonds Has Passed Away

As reported in FYI Music News, David Somerville, co-founder and original lead singer of Canadian doo wop group The Diamonds, died July 14, 2015 in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 84.

Also called “Diamond” Dave Somerville, The Diamonds have been honored and inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, The Doo Wop Hall of Fame, The Rockabilly Hall of Fame and are in Canada's Music Hall of Fame.

Somerville's most recent stage show, "On The 1957 Rock & Roll Greyhound Bus,” was based on rock and roll’s first major tour. In it, he told road stories and sang the songs of such pioneer jukebox giants as Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, and Chuck Berry.