"The Kings" is a Canadian band formed in the 1970's, best known for their North American hit ''This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide''.
The Kings were formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Oakville, Ontario in the late 1970's. The original lineup included David Diamond (bass, lead vocals), Sonny Keyes (keyboards, vocals), Max Styles (drums), and Mister Zero (guitar) with Mister Zero and David Diamond serving as the main songwriters with contributions from Sonny Keyes. The Kings were originally known as WhistleKing and rehearsed, did club gigs and wrote lots of songs for more than three years before going into Nimbus 9 Studio in Toronto to record their first album in early 1980. While recording, world famous producer Bob (Pink Floyd) Ezrin dropped by to hang out and checked out the band and liked what he heard. Together they created the album 'The Kings Are Here' featuring the North American hit "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide".
Two other singles followed and the band began touring extensively with the likes of Bob Seger, Jeff Beck, The Beach Boys and Eric Clapton. 1980 culminated in an appearance on Dick Clark's American Bandstand.