On The East Coast of the USA Legs Diamond was the alias of New York gangster Jack Moran from early twentieth century. On the West Coast Legs Diamond was a Los Angeles hard rock band that was formed in 1972 by bassist Michael Diamond and drummer Poole. A singer called Greg was soon dismissed in favour of Sanford and the band began recording. The band had caught a break when they had crashed a Kiss after-show party and met Gene Simmons. The Kisser had invited the band to open several shows on Kiss’ Rock & Roll Over tour. The group issued three albums in two years before disbanding. Legs initially sported a gangster image, but would soon turn into more traditional rocker gear and even a glam outfit. The group would sign to the Cream label for its Fire Power album, which was poorly received. Romeo would exit following the album’s release. A new recording deal was not available and the line-up had become fluid (even Diamond had departed at this juncture) so the group changed names to Rag Doll and Belladonna before going on vacation.
The group reformed in 1984 upon return of Rick Sanford and began releasing music again and it was only twenty years later that lost singer the vocalist again. 1985’s EP, Out On Bail, was issued on the Target label. Poole would exit amidst a row and be replaced by Dusty Watson who was a veteran of many local bands including playing with Lita Ford. The new drummer would soon be replaced by Jonathan Valen. The newer man would be credited on the 1986 album, which was in fact played by Dusty. With the changes, the band quit again only to return two years later in 1989. The Wish was a harder affair, while Uncut Diamond was material recorded in the '70s for a 1980 release and never released. Sanford, who had by now moved to San Antonio, Texas, left the fold in 2005 and was replaced by Johnny Levesque of Shout, Montrose and Wild Horses repute.