Diamonds (instrumental)

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"Diamonds"
Single by Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
B-side "Footstomp"
(Meehan)
Released January 1963
Label Decca F11563[1]
Writer(s) Jerry Lordan[1]
Producer(s) Tony Meehan (musical director and producer)[2]
Jet Harris and Tony Meehan singles chronology
Main Title Theme "The Man with the Golden Arm" "Diamonds" "Scarlett O'Hara"

Diamonds is an instrumental written by Jerry Lordan. It was a No. 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart for Jet Harris and Tony Meehan.[3] The guitar used on the record by Jet Harris was a Fender Jaguar.[4] It spent three weeks at the top of the UK chart.[5]

The recording featured Jimmy Page on acoustic rhythm guitar.[citation needed]

The Shadows did a cover version of "Diamonds" in 1983, without former band members, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 68. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ "DEC.254". Penumbra.co.nz. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Jet's Gear". Jetharris.bizAccessdate=2014-04-05. 
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 146. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"Dance On!" by The Shadows
UK number one single
January 31, 1963 for 3 weeks
Succeeded by
"The Wayward Wind" by Frank Ifield