Dick Diamonde

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Dick Diamonde
Genres Rock and roll
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1964–69
Labels Parlophone, Albert Productions
Associated acts The Easybeats

Dick Diamonde (born Dingeman van der Sluijs) was the bassist with Australian rock group, The Easybeats.

Immigration[edit]

Van der Sluys emigrated with his family from the Netherlands to Australia when he was four years old.[1]

The Easybeats[edit]

Widely regarded as Australia's greatest pop group of the mid-1960s, The Easybeats had their beginnings in Sydney's Villawood Migrant Hostel. All of the members were immigrants to Australia from Europe with guitarist George Young who had migrated from Scotland, lead singer Stevie Wright and drummer Snowy Fleet were Englishmen and the remaining two band members were Dutch—guitarist Johannes van den Berg, who became known professionally as Harry Vanda, and bass guitarist Dingeman van der Sluys, who called himself Dick Diamonde.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powerhouse Museum ARIA Hall of Fame Award, 'Dick Diamonde from 'The Easybeats', 1990.