Over the past thirty years he has gone from lead singer of his own bands, to solo studio artist, to live performer and even writing for other artists.
Jim would soon be discovered by Alexis Korner, The Godfather of British Blues. Jim 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. One of Korner's finest works.
In 1976 he left Korner to form Bandit. The line-up included AC/DC band member Cliff Williams. They were soon signed up by Arista Records and released their self titled début album Bandit. They failed to reach the charts due to the punk music scene at the time.
In 1979 Jim Diamond was lead vocalist for a Japanese band called BACCO. The debut album was 'Cha Cha Me', which has gone on to become an extremely rare find.
Diamond ventured to L.A. to form Slick Diamond with Earl Slick. He spent some time touring and recording and even provided music for a movie soundtrack.
Diamond contracted hepatitis and the band later decided to part ways. But Diamond's run of success was not over yet. In 1984, he decided to go solo and was signed to A&M Records. He hit the big time yet again with his #1 hit "I Should Have Known Better". He scored another hit soon after with the theme song from Boon, "Hi Ho Silver". It reached Number 5 in the charts in May of 1986. A little known fact, is that Diamond did not actually write the song especially for Boon, but he in fact wrote it in memory of his late father, who passed away the previous year.
In 2005, Jim Diamond released his first studio recorded album in 11 years. Souled and Healed also gave Diamond a new single "When You Turn". A second single followed soon after entitled "Blue Shoes".
It was recently revealed that Diamond has reunited with Hymas and Phillips and recorded a new Ph.D album to be released in the Autumn of 2008.
|1985||Double Crossed (A&M)|
|1986||Desire for Freedom (A&M)|
|1988||Jim Diamond (Teldec)|
|1993||Jim Diamond (Polydor)|
|1994||Sugarolly Days (Righteous/Total/River)|
|2001||The Best of Jim Diamond (Spectrum)|
|2005||Souled and Healed (Hypertension)|
|Year||Title||B-Side/Bonus tracks||Album||Chart Position||Label|
|1976||"Clean Up the City"||Back On the Line||Bradley|
|1984||"I Should Have Known Better"||Impossible Dream||Double Crossed||#1||A&M|
|1985||"I Sleep Alone at Night"||Caledonia||Double Crossed||#42||A&M|
|1985||"Remember I Love You"||Rock 'n' Roll||Double Crossed||#72||A&M|
|1986||"Hi Ho Silver"||Hi Ho Silver (Instrumental)||Desire For Freedom||#5||A&M|
|1986||"Young Love (Carry Me Away)"||Blue Songs||Desire For Freedom||A&M|
|1986||"Desire"||Together||Desire For Freedom||A&M|
|1986||"So Strong"||You'll Go Crazy||Desire For Freedom||A&M|
|1987||"Shout It out!"||The Message of Childwatch||TML|
|1988||"Broadway"||Second Chance||Jim Diamond (1988)||Teldec|
|1988||"The Last Time"||Miracles||Jim Diamond (1988)||Teldec|
|1993||"Not Man Enough"||Child's Heart/If You're Gonna Break My Heart||Jim Diamond (1993)||Polydor|
|1994||"Sugarolly Mountains"||Sugarolly Days||Righteous/Total|
|1994||"Caledonia (Heartland)"||Sugarolly Days||Righteous/Total|
|2005||"When You Turn"||When You Turn (Album version)/Rhythm of the Radio||Souled and Heled||Hypertension|
|2006||"Blue Shoes"||I Won't Let You Down (Live)/Blue Shoes (Live)/My Girl (Live)/ I Should Have Known Better (Live)/Wonderful World (Live)||Souled and Healed||Hypertension|
|"I Should Have Known Better"||1984|
|"I Sleep Alone At Night"||1985|
|"Remember I Love You"||1985|
|"Young Love (Carry Me Away)"||1986|
|"I Won't Let You Down"||1982|
|"Little Susie's On the Up"||1983|
|1977||"Ohio" (with Bandit) (Arista Records)|
|1979||"Cha Cha Me (Album with Japanese band 'BACCO'.)|
|1981||"I Won't Let You Down" (with Ph.D) (WEA Records)|
|1983||"I Didn't Know" (with Ph.D) (WEA Records)|
|1985||"You'll Never Walk Alone" (with Crowd)|
|1987||"Let It Be" (with Ferry Aid)|
|1990||"Sailing" (with Rock Against Repatriation)|
|1977||"Supersonic" (Performing 'Ohio' with Bandit)|
|1982-86||"Top of the Pops" (Performing "I Won't Let You Down" with Ph.D. (1982), "I Should Have Known Better" (1984), "Hi Ho Silver" (1986))|
|1985||"The Keith Harris Show"|
|1994||"Pebble Mill" (Performing "I Should Have Known Better", "Skye Boat Song")|
|2001||"Stars in Their Eyes" (Guest appearance to congratulate contestant.)|