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The Paradons were an American doo wop group from Bakersfield, California. The group began by singing locally at school dances and clubs. Within a few months they secured a recording session with Milestone Records, and recorded eight songs. Their first release with the label, "Diamonds and Pearls" b/w "I Want Love", became a hit in the U.S., peaking at #27 on the Black Singles chart and #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. The group appeared on American Bandstand and at the Apollo Theatre in the wake of its success. Read more on