The Fireballs Revisited – Gary

Please see revised post: The Fireballs

I always loved “The Fireballs”

The Fireballs

and so I sent an e-mail to the originator, writer and leader, George Tomsco…

George Tomsco

…and he answered!!

Small world – here’s their website:



—– Original Message —–

Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:38 AM
Subject: Re: Enjoyment!
Thanks Gary;
I’ve been out of town for about 7 days.
We performed at the Clovis Music Festival last week & last weekend…and Jimmy Gilmer joined us
this year.
Just now getting back in the office.
Thanks for your loyalty in remembering the Fireballs !!
George Tomsco

More correspondence in June 2010:

—– Original Message —–
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 12:40 PM
Subject: Greetings from Ontario:
George I contacted you about a year ago, just to say what an “old” fan I was and see how you where.  Well since that time I have taken what little Music Knowledge I have and have joined with a person I went to the same high school with and together we have an interesting Blog.  It seems to have caught fire and many sites including the Rockabilly Hall of Fame are using us as a reference.  I digress, my partner, the sax player posts and does the blog maintenance, I write and supply all of the music for it and I hope you like what I did to acknowledge my favourite instrumental band  “The Fireballs”. hope you are that this email finds you well and still playing.  My wife and I are looking at playing golf in Roswell, maybe in October.  Please tell me what you think of the blog.  If there is anything that is offensive or that you are uncomfortable with, let me know and it will be removed.
Gary Copeland
Aurora Ontario
… and George’s reply:

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: Re: Greetings from Ontario:
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 17:34:37 -0600
From: George Tomsco <>
Reply-To: George Tomsco <>
Organization: Fireballs
To: Gary Copeland <>
Gary…thanks for all the kind words about the Fireballs on the blog !
Just for fine tuning if you care to:….our first chart record was an instrumental “FIREBALL” on Kapp records, and charted at #90 in Music Reporter.  Then next was Torquay, etc…
Thanks for remembering and promoting the Fireballs !
So what’s your mailing address and postal code if you don’t mind ?
George Tomsco

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