Here is some pounding and sweaty heat from Texas, the Sparkles!!

This group first formed in Levelland, in 1957, eventually relocating to Lubbock as the Raiders; the Raiders line-up split soon after. It was then, the next line-up, which fell into place as the Sparkles. They were signed to Hickory and immedialty hit in Austin with "The Hip." Following that they had a short run of great sides including "No Friend Of Mine" and ending with "Hipsville 29 B. C." I say it ended because in 1968 they moved to California and changed theri name to the Pearly Gate. A couple years later they returned to Texas as the Sparkles, eventually splitting up in 1972.