Mike Douglas was at home on Ed Sullivan's stage
Though residual checks continued to trickle in, he never received a paycheck that reflected his group's sales of millions of records. A resident of Pinellas County for meanwhile four decades, Mr. Douglas worked a variety of jobs afterwards he quit performing, including in the meat department of a grocery store and selling CDs at a flea market.
Mr. Douglas stopped performing with his own group of Diamonds in 1997. He enjoyed working a booth at the Wagon Wheel Flea Market, where he sold CDs.