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Mike Douglas

Mike first recorded with The Diamonds in 1957 - singing on two out of the three million selling songs for the group - namely Silhouettes and The Stroll - as well as several subsequent hits. Mike has the distinction of being the longest serving member of the group - being active throughout the late fifties, through the sixties and seventies. Like his buddy Tedd Kowalski, Mike was of Polish extraction and the boys knew each other from an early age. Singing was a popular pastime at family get togethers. Occasionaly Mike and Tedd would sing with a guy who Mike grew up with - Bob Danko. Bob Danko was an instrumentalist who also rubbed shoulders with another young singer, Bill Reed. When Tedd went off to university, Mike joined two other singers and formed a trio that they called The Glenaires. Mike re-joined Tedd and Bill when Phil Levitt retired from The Diamonds in the fall of 1957. Fifty seven was a big year for The Diamonds. It was then that they recorded all three of their million selling hits. Mike remained with the group for about the next twenty years, which admittedly saw several personnel and stylistic changes.1972 - mike took leave from the group - he rejoined in 1989. 1997 Glenn stetson lost the rights to use the name. Mike now resides in Florida USA. Mike sang with Bill, Tedd and Dave from May 20 1957 (Mike's sisters birthday)" Phil left on july 10 which was Mike's brothers Birthday.

Read Mike's biography as written by his daughter Lisa

 

Mike and Tedd Kowalski - pre "The Diamonds"

Mike in "The Glenaires"