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The Diamonds  —  Wayne Allen (Drums), Phil Money (Vocals), Ray Messervy (Bass), Ted Meares (Rhythm Guitar), Dave Henderson (Lead Guitar)

 
 

At The Safari Lounge, Christchurch
Ray Messervy, Doug Petrie, Kaye Bassett, Jimmy Woods and Dave Henderson


At The Safari Lounge, Christchurch
Ray Messervy, Don Clarkson, Doug Petrie, Dave Henderson, Kaye Bassett, and Peter Nelson

 

 

The Diamonds - Timaru, 1964
(From top) Ted Meares, Ray Messervy, Dave Henderson,
Peter Nelson and John Pollard


The Diamonds - 1964
Poster supporting the opening of The Safari Lounge
Tuam Street, Christchurch


The Diamonds at The Safari Lounge
Pic taken circa 1964
Ray Messervy, Jimmy Woods and Dave Henderson

 

 

The Diamonds at The Safari Lounge - circa 1964
Ray Messervy, Doug Petrie, Dave Henderson,
Jimmy Woods and Peter Nelson (bottom right)

 
 


The Diamonds appeared at The Zodiac Lounge, Friendship House, and The Bay Hall (Timaru).  They recorded two instrumentals on the Robbins label - Ventures In Paradise // Lucille released as RRSP 34.  They became resident band at The Safari Lounge in Tuam Street, Christchurch during 1963 and 1964, and at that time the band featured two vacalists - Peter Nelson and Kaye Bassett.   Not long thereafter the band moved on to Wellington on the start of their route to stardom as Peter Nelson and The Castaways, but without Kaye Bassett.