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Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Chantays - 72% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US-based group was comprised of the Californian Santa Ana High School students Bob Spickard (lead guitar), Brian Carman (guitar, saxophone), Bob Marshall (piano), Warren Waters (bass) and Bob Welsh (drums). They formed the Chantays in 1962, and secured immortality with ‘Pipeline’ the following year. Initially released as the b-side to a vocal track, this atmosphe Read more

The Sentinals - 71% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Luis Obispo, California, USA, the Sentinals rose to become a popular surf group. They made their debut in 1962 with ‘Latin’ia’, and were later signed to leading surf outlet Del-Fi Records for which they completed Big Surf and The Surfer Girl. However, the sextet is better recalled for the future careers of its personnel. Guitarist/vocalist Mike Olse Read more

The Challengers - 62% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Johnny & The Hurricanes - 55% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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The Surfaris - 48% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Glendora, California, in 1962, the Surfaris - Jim Fuller (lead guitar), Jim Pash (1949, USA, d. 29 April 2005, Yucca Valley, USA; guitar), Bob Berryhill (guitar), Pat Connolly (bass) and Ron Wilson (d. 1989; drums) - achieved international success the following year with ‘Wipe Out’. This frantic yet simplistic instrumental, originally envisaged as a throw Read more

The Tornadoes - 43% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Marketts - 42% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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This Hollywood, California-based instrumental group rose to prominence during the surfing craze of the early 60s. Ben Benay (guitar), Mike Henderson (saxophone), Ray Pohlman (bass), Gene Pello (drums) and Richard Hobriaco, then Tom Hensey (keyboards), enjoyed two minor US hits with ‘Surfer’s Stomp’ and Balboa Blue’ (both 1962), before scoring a million-selle Read more

Dick Dale - 36% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Richard Monsour, 4 May 1937, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Note: Dale himself has been quoted in interviews as saying he was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and that his family emigrated to Quincy, Massachusetts, when he was a child. Now, however Dale denies that story and claims to have been born in Boston.) Dale is usually credited as the inventor of the instrumental surf music st Read more

The Rumblers - 36% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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The Astronauts - 31% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Duane Eddy - 30% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1938, Corning, New York, USA. The legendary simple ‘twangy’ guitar sound of Duane Eddy has made him one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous instrumental artists. The sound was created after hearing Bill Justis’ famous ‘Raunchy’ (the song that George Harrison first learned to play). Together with producer Lee Hazlewood, Eddy co-wro Read more

Los Strait Jackets - 26% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal
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Los Straitjackets - 26% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Pop / Rock
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The Trashmen - 26% match to The Fireballs

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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This surf rock quartet from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA comprised three guitarists: Dal Winslow (1942), Tony Andreason (b. 1943), Bob Reed (b. 1942) and drummer Steve Wahrer (b. 1942). Formed in 1962 the group quickly became a very popular live act in the upper Midwest. Their first and biggest hit was the novelty garage rock epic ‘Surfin’ Bird’ (produced by Ch Read more


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