This could be Crookston Civic Music League's strongest lineup ever.
The fabulous foursome of 1950s and 1960s popularity, The Diamonds, will be coming to Crookston Monday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Crookston High School auditorium as a part of the current Entertainment Series presented by the Crookston Civic Music League.
Readers will remember The Diamonds as a 1950s sensation with their top
hit-tune “Lil Darlin.’”
The Diamonds are a Canadian vocal quartet that rose to prominence with 16 Billboard hit records back in the day and they have continued to perform through the years with gradual changes in personnel
currently including Jerry Siggins, lead; Gary Owens, baritone; Sean Sooter, tenor; and Jeff Dolan, bass.
The Diamonds’ biggest hit, besides “Lil Darlin’” was “The Stroll.”
They won first place on Arthur Godfrey’s “Talent Scouts” with the prize being guest artist for a week on Godfrey’s daily radio show, which then led to their first recording contract with Coral Records.
Television performances included shows with Steve Allen, Perry Como, Vic Damone, Tony Bennett, and American Bandstand.
The Diamonds were most noted for interpreting and introducing rhythm and blues vocal music to the wider pop music audience.
With their 16 hit records, their Doo- Wop Hall of Fame, their Vocal Group Hall of Fame, their 20 million records sold and their soundtrack “American Graffiti,” The Diamonds are the perfect entertainment choice for audiences ranging from formal settings, like their appearance in Crookston, to the casual atmosphere of an outdoor stage at a fair or festival.
They combine their great vocal harmony and musical instrument talents to provide an unforgettable, first class entertainment for our audience.
For further information, contact Elaine Metzger at 281-2681 or Alvern Wentzel at 281-7873. Admission is by season ticket only.
You can buy a season at the door the night of the show for $40, and that will give you access to the entire 2018-19 CCML Entertaintment Series, which features perhaps the most impressive lineup ever in the series’ 50-plus year history in Crookston.