Texas Garage Bands of the Sixties: The Sparkles

The Sparkles

Hi lovely people. I like sixties garage rock but specifically I like Texas bands’ sound more. For that reason, decided to create series of posts just briefly telling about Texas bands of the sixties.

I will start with The Sparkles. The band were from Levelland and was active between 1957 and 1972. Over the years The Sparkles had several different line-ups. However, the version of the group that made the band best known was the line-up that included Harold “Lucky” Floyd on drums and vocals, Louie Holt and Gary P. Nunn on guitar, Bobby Smith on bass and Jimmy Marriot on drums. The excellent garage classics “Hipsville 29 B. C.” and “No Friend of Mine” were recorded by this line-up that existed from 1965 to 1967.

Nowadays, trying to get a hold to their original 45s are not that easy as they are one of the most popular collectors’ items. I will play “Hipsville 29 B. C.” for you, a very good garage screamer and the b side of the record, “I Want To Be Free”, released in 1967 by Hickory Records. Good bye for now. We meet again with another Texas garage band! Enjoy!

Hipsville 29 B. C.

I Want To Be Free

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La fille qui danse avec le soleil, elle aime les sixties.

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  • Hey, I have one of those Sparkles 45’s, I’m willing to part with it. It’s Hickory #1390, “Something That She Said”/“Daddy Gonna’ Put The Hurt On You”. I think I bought it at one of their appearances in 1966.

  • hi
    i’m french and i’m also intrested by The Sparkles
    Do you have the original pictures? any other pictures
    let me know
    best regards

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