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THE DIAMONDS - CONTRACT SIGNED 04/04/1973 CO-SIGNED BY: THE DIAMONDS (BILL REED), THE DIAMONDS (DAVE SOMERVILLE), THE DIAMONDS (TED KOWALSKI), THE DIAMONDS (PHIL LEVITT) - HFSID 290560

All four signed this contract to appear on a single TV broadcast of Midnight Special in 1973, matted and framed with two group images to 28½x14½. This concert was a milestone, reuniting the founding members of the group.

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THE DIAMONDS: DAVE SOMERVILLE, TED KOWALSKI, BILL REED and PHIL LEVITT
All four signed this contract to appear on a single TV broadcast of Midnight Special in 1973, matted and framed with two group images to 28½x14½. This concert was a milestone, reuniting the founding members of the group.
Contract signed: "David Somerville", "T. Kowalski", "Philip Levitt", "William Reed", 2 single-sided pages, matted and framed with an unsigned b/w photo and a smaller color photo to an overall size of 28½x14½. Los Angeles, California, 1973 April 4. Standard AFTRA engagement contract with Burt Sugarman Productions, Inc., for an appearance as a specialty act on TV's Midnight Special, April 7, 1973. Signed on page 1 by Somerville and on page 2 by the other three Diamonds. Also signed by a representative of Sugarman Productions. The Diamonds, a white vocal quartet which reached stardom doing covers of songs by black artists, had 16 pop hits between 1956 and 1961. Their biggest hits were "Little Darlin'" (1957), and "The Stroll," which launched a dance craze in 1958. Signing here are the four original members of the group: lead singer DAVID SOMERVILLE, tenor TED KOWALSKI, baritone PHIL LEVITT, and bass BILL REED. The string of hit records ended soon, although the Diamonds remained in demand on the nightclub circuit in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas. The original quartet broke up in 1961, but re-united in 1973 for the musical tribute on Midnight Special. Afterwards, they did some reunion tours and nostalgia tours. Other songs recorded by the Diamonds which remain on oldies playlists include "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" and "Silhouttes." There are still ensembles performing today as The Diamonds, but no members of the original group remain active. Bill Reed died in2004, Ted Kowalski in 2010. Fine condition.

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