Hailing from Raton, New Mexico in the late 50’s, the Fireballs were New
Mexico’s first Rock & Roll recording band to become internationally known. The group was christened the Fireballs after their standing ovation performance of “Great Balls of Fire” at the Raton High School PTA talent contest in New Mexico, USA in January, 1958.
Coupled with a new vocalist, Jimmy Gilmer, the Fireballs savored success in a new dimension. “Sugar Shack” on DOT records was a #1 hit and the largest selling single of the year. More vocal singles and albums followed.
The late 60’s found the Fireballs on ATCO records with more chart singles and albums. Gilmer’s gutsy lead vocal along with the backup vocals from the Fireballs sang their way to another top 10 tune with “Bottle Of Wine” followed closely by “Come On React”, of which albums were released under each of the titles.
Artists scheduled to appear include: Johnny Rivers, Albert Lee & Friends, The Fireballs featuring Jimmy Gilmer & George Tomsco and Danny & Annie. Wear your rockin’ duds and get those dancing shoes ready for our Vintage Style Show and Dance Contest. Sign up at the information table. 6:30 p.m. | Surf Ballroom & Museum General […]