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
Profile: George Tomsco - lead guitar, vocals Stan Lark - bass, vocals Chuck Tharp - rhythm guitar, vocals (1957 to 1960) Dan Trammel - rhythm guitar (on 1st single only, 1958) Eric Budd - drums (1958 to 1962) Doug Roberts - drums (replaced Budd, 1962) Jimmy Gilmer - vocals, rhythm guitar (replaced Tharp, 1960). Sites: fireballs-original. Aliases: George Tomsco & The Dots, Guitars In. Lupe (5).
As Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs, they had one of the biggest hits of 1963 with a number-one smash lightweight-pop ditty, "Sugar Shack. A similar follow-up, "Daisy Petal Pickin'," made the Top 20, but the British Invasion wiped them out immediately. The Fireballs moved on from the successes of "Torquay" and "Vaquero" for Top Rank and cut this gem of an album for Warwick in 1961. The leadoff single was "Rik-A-Tik," which they had already cut for Top Rank, followed by "Quite a Party," another Top 30 hit for the band. The resulting album was another collection of crisply played instrumentals, most with a Spanish theme, all expertly produced by Norman Petty.
The Sensational Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs.
In The Wild West - The Fireballs. La Borrachita - The Fireballs. In That Golden Summer Time - The Fireballs. Rock'n'Roll Rarities - The Fireballs. Here Are The Fireballs - The Fireballs.
Call In the Sheriff (feat. Jimmy Gilmer), 02:08. Good Good Lovin' (feat. Jimmy Gilmer), 02:25. Ain't Gonna Tell Anybody (feat. Jimmy Gilmer), 02:12. Now playing: Eagles Eagles - Hotel California. Rag'n'Bone Man Giant.
Performer: Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
Style: Rock & Roll
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