Freddy Fender, Starlight Express and The Diamonds | Live at Church Street Station



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Welcome to Church Street Station, presented by the legendary Rex Allen Sr. Originally airing in 1988, it was recorded live at the The Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House’ located in Orlando, Florida. Church Street Station brings you the best live performances from all your country music favourites.

In this episode we have performances by: Freddy Fender and Starlight Express

Freddy Fender – Whiskey River (0:30)
Starlight Express – Hooked On Country Music (04:35)
The Diamonds – Little Darlin’ (09:00)
Freddy Fender – Jambalaya (11:30)
Freddy Fender – The Rains Came (14:40)
Freddy Fender – Before The Next Teardrop Falls (17:51)
Freddy Fender – Wasted Days And Wasted Nights (20:04)

Freddy Fender born in Baldemar Garza Huerta, San Benito, Texas, United States, was an American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and the subsequent remake of his own “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”.

Church Street Station was one of the longest running Country TV shows ever, with 79 shows aired, including performances from some of the biggest names in country music including the Floridian group “Starlight Express” here performing “Hooked On Country Music”.

Glenn Stetson was Canadian singer, concert promoter and television producer. Glenn Campbell Stetson was born in the Ottawa Valley (Ramsayville) of eastern Ontario and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. He was a lead singer with The Diamonds, whose hits included “The Stroll”, “Silhouettes”, and “Little Darlin'”, from the late 1960s through the 1990’s. He studied theater under Sir Tyrone Guthrie, and appeared in the original Broadway productions of “H.M.S Pinafore” and “Funny Girl”.

The Diamonds are a Canadian vocal quartet that rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hit records. The original members were Dave Somerville (lead), Ted Kowalski (tenor), Phil Levitt (baritone), and Bill Reed (bass). They were most noted for interpreting and introducing rhythm and blues vocal group music to the wider pop music audience. Contrary to popular myth, the father of Tom Hanks was never a member of the group.

This performance was recorded live at Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida.