|Origin||Kern County, Bakersfield, California, United States|
|Genres||R&B, doo-wop, soul, rock-n-roll Country|
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" / "I Want Love", became a hit in the US, peaking at number 27 on the R&B Singles chart and number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960.
The group soon broke up over monetary disputes, having been together less than a year.
The original Pardons broke up A year after the record Diamonds and Pearls was recorded 1960. In 1962 Joe Karp and Bill Meyers revised the group.In 1964 Joe Karp Trade marked the name Joey and the Paradons