The Fireballssometimes billed as Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballswere an American rock and roll group, particularly popular at the end of the s and in the early s. The Fireballs were formed in RatonNew Mexico inand got their start as an instrumental group featuring the distinctive lead guitar of George Tomsco.
Billed as Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs,  the group reached number 1 on the Billboard chart with " Sugar Shack ", which remained at that position for five weeks in Norman Petty had been Buddy Holly 's Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs - Sugar Shack recording producer and after Holly's death obtained the rights to Holly's early rehearsal and home demo recordings.
From May until AugustPetty had the Fireballs overdub the Holly material, making them the band he never knew he had though the band had met Holly at Petty's studio in The overdubs were Hybrid Arts - Angels released on four albums of "new" Holly material throughout the s with four of the efforts released as singles charting.
Inthey recorded and released an album solely under Jimmy Gilmer's name of a dozen Holly covers called " Buddy's Buddy ," likely inspired by the posthumous collaborations. During the run of " Daisy Petal Pickin' " on the charts, the British Invasion began with the first hits by the Beatles.
The Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs - Sugar Shack had difficulty competing with the influx of British artists and did not reach Black Crucifixion - Sacreligious Torment - Demos & Extras Top 40 again untilwith " Bottle of Wine ", which was written by Tom Paxton.
Although Gilmer was still a member of the group, the band was billed simply as "The Fireballs" on that single. Drummer Doug Roberts died in Gilmer returned as lead vocalist in Lark retired from the group in Tomsco has continued to release CDs of new material using the Fireballs name and continues to do the occasional show as a "solo Fireball", and also along with Gilmer.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the U. For the psychobilly band, see Fireballs band. For other uses, see Fireball disambiguation.
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