|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.