Diamonds and Pearls

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The Paradons are an American doo wop vocal group from Bakersfield, California that formed during the late-1950s. The group began by singing locally at school dances and clubs. Within a few months they secured a recording session with Milestone Records, and recorded eight songs. Their first release with the label, "Diamonds and Pearls" / "I Want Love", became a hit in the US, peaking at number 27 on the R&B Singles chart and number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960.The group appeared on American Bandstand and at the Apollo Theatre in the wake of its success. The group soon broke up over monetary disputes, having been together less than a year.Despite the group's demise, Milestone continued releasing singles from their initial recording sessions, but these r… more »


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There are diamonds pearls emeralds and rings
None of these jewels show me a thing
I want only only only I want your love

Your eyes your lips set me on fire
Your love your kiss my one desire
I want only only only I want your love

To hold me
To kiss me
To thrill me

I don't want a chest full of gold
Just want someone to have and to hold
I want only only only I want your love

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Written by: Prince Rogers Nelson

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