The Fireballs

USA 60s surf rock band. Formed 1958
The Fireballs
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The Fireballs

The Fireballs Biography (Wikipedia)

The Fireballs, sometimes billed as Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs, were an American rock and roll group, particularly popular at the end of the 1950s and in the early 1960s. The original 1958 line-up was George Tomsco (lead guitar), Chuck Tharp (vocals), Stan Lark (bass), Eric Budd (drums), and Dan Trammell (rhythm guitar).

The Fireballs were formed in Raton, New Mexico in 1958, and got their start as an instrumental group featuring the very distinctive lead guitar of George Tomsco. They recorded at Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico. According to group founders Tomsco and Lark, they took their name from Jerry Lee Lewis's "Great Balls of Fire". They reached the Top 40 with the singles "Torquay" (1959), "Bulldog" (1960) and "Quite a Party" (1961). "Quite a Party" peaked at #29 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1961. Tharp, Budd and Trammell left the group in the early 1960s, but the Fireballs added Doug Roberts on drums, plus Petty Studio singer/pianist Jimmy Gilmer (born September 15, 1940 in Chicago and raised in Amarillo, Texas) to the group.[citation needed]

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Torquay
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Torquay
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Bulldog
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Bulldog
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Ahhh Soul
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Ahhh Soul
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Quite A Party
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Quite A Party
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Sugar Shack
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Sugar Shack
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Gunshot
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Gunshot
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Goin' Away (The One Who Lives Inside Me)
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Goin' Away (The One Who Lives Inside Me)
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Mexican Firefly
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