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The Fireballs_1968

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:08 am

Stumbled onto this image.
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Re: The Fireballs_1968

Postby (jps) » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:16 am

:lol: He's even got his bass slung really low. :lol:
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Re: The Fireballs_1968

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:42 pm

Here's Bottle of Wine, the Tom Paxton song the Fireballs covered and were promoting when the shot above was captured. I have no idea if the bassist was using his low-slung Rick on the recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZynyHW2hfw

I've been into their instrumental stuff for a while and recently started paying attention to Jimmy Gilmer's vocal's with the band. 1963 album Sugar Shack on the way. It's a two'fer combining with Jimmy and the Fireballs' tribute to Buddy Holly, Buddy's Buddy. The Fireballs were a Norman Petty act. Gilmer remembered looking through a window into the studio floor while Buddy was pounding out some Little Richard on the piano. Bottle of Wine made them a lot of touring cash playing frat houses throughout the country.
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