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Jim Diamond (born 28 September 1953, Glasgow) is a Scottish singer-songwriter. Diamond is best known for his three Top 5 hits. The first was “I Won’t Let You Down” (1982), as the lead singer in the trio Ph.D., with Tony Hymas and Simon Phillips. His solo performance, “I Should Have Known Better”, was a United Kingdom number one in 1984. The third track was the theme song from Boon, “Hi Ho Silver” which reached Number 5 in the UK Singles Chart in 1986. His voice has often been used for other people’s work, especially charity songs such as “Sailing” with Rock Against Repatriation, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with The Crowd and “Let It Be” with Ferry Aid.

He started his music career at the young age of 15 with his own band ,The Method. This was discovered through a recent interview with Jim Diamond on [3]. Diamond, at age 16, also fronted a Glasgow band called The Jade. That lineup included bassist Chris Glen who went on to play with “The Sensational Alex Harvey Band”. The Jade made at least one trip to London, playing a gig at Brunel University in 1969.

He later toured Europe with another band Gully Foyle. Rare recordings of his performances with Gully Foyle were recently discovered on the Internet.

Diamond was discovered by Alexis Korner. He spent the next couple of years as part of Korner’s band. He provided additional and backing vocals on many of Korner’s songs. Most of which would appear on The Lost Album.


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