Knight Brothers

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The Knight Brothers were a soul music duo, comprising Richard Dunbar (b 31 May 1939) and Jimmy Diggs (b James Leon Diggs, 11 October 1938).[1]

Both had been singing in local church choirs, when they met while living in Washington D.C. in the early 1950s. The pair then formed a doo-wop group, the Starfires, who recorded for the Decca label in 1958.[1]

Forming a duo, they began recording for the Checker label in 1963. Their biggest success was "Temptation 'Bout To Get Me", which was a number 12 R&B and number 70 pop hit in 1965, and was followed by "I'm Never Gonna Live It Down".[1]

Subsequent records on Checker and Mercury were less successful, and the duo split up in 1968. Richard Dunbar went on to sing with a revived version of the Orioles during the 1970s and 80s, whilst Jimmy ended his recording career.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Hamilton, Andrew. "The Knight Brothers". All Music. Retrieved 16 Jul 2016. Richard Dunbar and James Leon Diggs comprised the Knight Brothers, a duo that recorded one of soul's most wrenching singles, "Temptation 'Bout to Get Me."