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"Little Darlin'" Single by The Diamonds Released March 16, 1957 Format Single Genre Rock Length 1:49 Writer(s) Maurice Williams Certification Gold

"Little Darlin'" is a popular Top 40 song. It was written by Maurice Williams with both melody and doo-wop accompaniment strongly emphasizing the clave rhythm, and was released during 1957 as a rhythm and blues song by The Gladiolas.

It was later covered successfully by The Diamonds, a pop group that had been performing the song as an encore. The Diamonds version was #2 by sales for eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was later recorded by Elvis Presley for his Moody Blue album.

Rock and roll revival group Sha Na Na performed Little Darlin' at the Woodstock Festival of 1969.

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