Biography

There are at least two artists called Sparkles.

1. Sparkles were a 60’s garage, psych, rock & roll band from Levelland Texas. Best known for “No Friend of Mine” originally released in 1967 and immortalized as a garage classic with it’s inclusion on the first Nuggets record.

Originally formed in ‘58. First single was “U.T.” (for Untitled) released in ‘62 by Caron. In ‘66 they were signed to the Hickory label and released the single “The Hip,” a major hit in Austin, Texas.

The next two singles were “Something That You Said” and “Jack and the Beanstalk” before in 1967 they recorded their masterpiece. The one last Hickory single was “Hipsville 29 B.C.”

After a lineup and name change they finally disbanded in 1952.

2. Sparkles is the stage name of Tom Clarke, a singer/songwriter from Selby in the UK. Currently residing in Nottingham, he hopes to change the world with his mix of pop, rock, electronica, metal and dance (maybe).

Edited by [deleted user] on 17 Nov 2007, 17:36

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