The Blue Diamonds was a Dutch duo consisting of the brothers Belt (Depok/West Java, 15 april 1943) and Ruud de Wolff (Batavia, 12 may 1941 - Driebergen, 18 december 2000). The brothers, from Indian-Dutch descent, starting in 1960 by with the worldwide hit Ramona.
Belt and Ruud de Wolff came in 1949 with their parents to Netherlands and sang in their teens at school events in bands such as The String Ecstasy Boys and The Cool Cats. The repertoire consisted mostly of covers of The Everly Brothers. In 1960 was their performance of the song from 1927 Ramona months in the charts, and also in many other countries the song was a big hit. Other success songs from that time were among other Oh Carol and Little Ship.
Early 1960s toured the brothers along with Indonesiaby Anneke Grönloh , while in the Netherlands and other European countries have different numbers charts removed.For Ramona received the a Edison brothers from the hands of Wim Sonneveld, after seven million copies were sold. Also in the 1970s brought The Blue Diamonds several singles, but the stormy success of Ramona was no longer matched. That first struck their version of Save the last dance for me .Ruud and Riems handprints in to the Walk of Fame Rotterdam
To the death of Ruud de Wolff remained in december 2000 The Blue Diamonds make plates and occur. Really big successes remained, but the typical Blue Diamonds-sound remained popular.
After the death of Ruud de Wolff Belt continued to occur, as a solo artist with a backing band, and as a duo with his son Steffen under the name The New Diamonds. On 29 april2005 was Belt David appointed Knight of the order of Orange Nassau.
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|That'll be the day||08-05-1965||9||13|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
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