Diana had a sultry and sexy singing voice and had proved from an early age that she could captivate an audience.
During the war she had entertained visiting service men accompanied by her father at the piano or organ. Once Diana hit the spotlight and her career had well and truly took off, her husband Dennis Hamilton realised that there was big money in cabaret shows and would earn them some coffers in between films.
The 1960 Swingin Dors album was presented in two formats, a stunning Gate-Fold sleeve with a pink vinyl disk and a regular Pocket with standard black vinyl.The album was later rereleased in the mid 1980’s on a picture disk, and then again in the original gate-fold and pink vinyl in both LP and CD format in 2007. This rerelease was accompanied by a wonderful glossy full colour biog and images.
Following the good reviews Diana had received Diana’s husband, Dennis Hamilton, came up with a plan to earn some extra cash, cabaret. Diana began entertaining in cabaret shows, guest appearances and released a double A side record on the HMV Label. The two tracks released in 1953 “I Feel So Mmmm” and “A Kiss and a Cuddle” both proved very popular.
I Feel So Mmmm – HMV 1951
A Kiss And A Cuddle -And A Few Kinds Words From You HMV 1954
The Hokey Pokey Polka -As Long As They’re Happy Soundtrack 1954
Swingin Dors -Columbia Records/Pye 1960
It’s Too Late/So Little Time -Fontana 1964
Security/Gary -Polygram 1966
Doctor Dolittle, Studio Cast Recording -World Record Club (S4423) 1968
I think I Like You
At The Crossroads
Thoroughly Modern Millie, British Studio Cast Recording -World Record Club (T-849) 1968
Do It Again
His Name Is Galaxy- Confessions from the David Galaxy Affair 1979
Passing By/It’s A Small World -EMI 1982
Where Did They Go/It’s You Again (with Gary Dawson) – Nomis 1982