Dave Sommerville
Roc-N-Roll Graffiti Recorded Live in Nashville, Tn. 1999

Little Darling
#2 in 1957


Dave Somerville, a.k.a. “Diamond” Dave Somerville was born October 2, 1933, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Best known as co-founder and original lead singer of The Diamonds, one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1950s. Somerville performed 8 years with The Diamonds and had great success singing lead on all 16 of their Billboard hits, peaking with the song, “Little Darlin'” that for 8 weeks, remained at number 2 on the charts becoming the 3rd best selling single record of 1957. In August 1961, Somerville left The Diamonds, married Judy Corns of Evansville, IN and began a 6-year career as a folk “single” under the name David Troy. That same year Dave joined The Four Preps singing the bass part as the first replacement member for that group.
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