Jim Diamond

Jim Diamond (Sept. 28, 1951 — Oct. 8, 2015) was a Scottish vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Bridgetown, Glasgow, who debuted with a standalone single on Bradley’s in 1975. He then embarked on a series of band-oriented projects, starting with a 1976 album heading hard-rockers Bandit. After a brief stint with Alexis Korner, Diamond finished […]


Bandit was an English hard-rock/funk band that released a self-titled album in 1976 on Arista, followed by a second effort in 1978 with a revised lineup on Ariola. Members: Danny McIntosh (guitar, vocals), Graham Broad (drums, 1976-?), Jim Diamond (lead vocals, 1976-?), James Litherland (guitar, 1976-?), Cliff Williams (bass, 1976-77), Tony Lester (bass, vocals, ?-1978), […]


Ph.D. were an English pop-rock/soul trio that released two albums on Atlantic/WEA between 1981 and 1983. The name was based on the surnames of the three members: drummer Simon Phillips, keyboardist Tony Hymas, and vocalist Jim Diamond. Members: Jim Diamond (vocals), Tony Hymas (keyboards, piano), Simon Phillips (drums) Discography: Ph.D. (1981) Is It Safe? (1983)