Happy Birthday to Jimmy Gilmer (of The Fireballs)!


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jimmy Gilmer, born 83 years ago today (Sept. 15) in Chicago, before being raised in Amarillo, Texas. In 1960, he joined an instrumental band formed at a Raton, N.M., high school in 1957 as a vocalist. The group became famous with a song "Sugar Shack") that topped the Billboard pop charts for 5 weeks (and the R&B listings for a week) in late 1963 ...