Fact check, was Tom Hanks' father a lead singer of The Diamonds


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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

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Tom Hanks' father was the lead singer of The Diamonds.
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, practically 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.
The link is to both performances.
Watch the first one then the 'new' one 47 years later.
Though you can see a resemblance, Tom Hanks' father is better looking than Tom, and even better-looking with age - they all are. In the linked videos, Tom Hanks's father is the lead singer on the left. He still has it. Hope you enjoy.
47 years apart and the same performance, both identical.
monds-little-darlin-1957-2004. .htm
(He's the guy on the left with the high-pitched voice.)

Viral Message Verification – Tom Hanks one of the top actors of the Hollywood, having fans across the continent. The message circulating is about his father, that he was a lead singer of The Diamonds. This message is in circulation since 2012 and there are no much details available of Tom Hanks’ father, Amos Hanks.

Tom hanks’ father was not a singer of the Diamonds group. The Diamonds group lead singer was David Troy Somerville. He was alive till July, 2015. The other original members were Stan Fisher, Ted Kowalski, Phil Levitt and Bill Reed and there is none of whom fathered Tom Hanks.)

Hanks' actual father, Amos Mefford Hanks, was a chef and Dave Somerville died at the age of 81 in July 2015..

Tom Hanks himself has described that his father Hanks was as an itinerant cook and a restaurant owner. Hanks has even said on  the New York Times in 2002, "My father was a restaurant business his entire life

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