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Tom Hanks’s Father

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Tom Hanks’ Father:

 

If you were alive in 1957, and old enough to enjoy Rock and Roll, you will probably remember the group, “The Diamonds” who had just launched their super hit “Little Darlin ‘ “. For you that are too young to remember – it was a time when the performers were happy, enjoying themselves, respecting their fans, dressed appropriately and their lyrics could be understood. They did not feel obligated to scream, eat the microphone, mumble inaudible lyrics or trash the set.

In 1957, The Diamonds had a hit with “Little Darlin “. 47 years later, they were requested to perform at Atlantic City … This link leads to both performances.

Watch the first one then scroll down for the new one 47 years later.

 

Tom Hanks father is much better looking than Tom, and even better looking with age. In the linked videos Tom Hank‘s father is the lead singer on the left. He still has it! Hope you enjoy.

2 Performances 47 years apart

 

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3 comments on “Tom Hanks’s Father

  1. russtowne
    November 3, 2012

    My friend, you’ve been the victim of a hoax. I saw a Snopes article about this awhile back and the band member isn’t his father. Sorry, Judy. Such things have happened to me too.

    Russ

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  2. Claire D
    November 4, 2012

    Judy,
    Too bad he’s not Tom’ father as he looks just like him. But it sure was enjoyable viewing the videos as I remember Little Darlin’ well. Then spent an an hour looking up the Diamonds and Sommerville to see where they are now. I look forward to your blog every day!

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    • Judy
      November 4, 2012

      Thanks Claire for you kind comments. I was so upset to find out that it was a hoax. Still the music was good. 🙂

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