About 1962, Gordon Leach left the group and was replaced by singer Venn Tracey, and still resident at the Friendship, they attracted a large following and soon found bookings at some of the bigger venues in the Lancashire area.
They also did a stint as warm-up group for Top of the Pops at the Dickinson Road studios in Manchester. The lads also won the best beat group award at the Oldham Empire.
Sadly the group broke up in the late sixties and the lads went their separate ways.
Venn Tracy took to the road as a very successful comedian and MC, appearing at nightclubs and sportsman's dinners throughout the northwest, and is still active today. Alan Warburton joined the Manton Set, he still lives in the Waterhead area of Oldham.
Venn Tracey and the Diablos have always been good friends of mine.
The group were a very tight combo. Alan Warberton left them and came with me in the Tony Manton Sset.
Venn is a good friend but now I'm living in Spain I don't keep in touch with them. Also Venn looked after me when I was in a bit of trouble - can't speak too highly of them all.
After leaving the DIABLOS Gordon Leach joined THE RENEGADES