FRANNY & THE FIREBALLS: 40 Rockin' Years 1973-2013
(2013/BLU ART) 20 tracks (50:43) Hamburg, 1973: The brothers Ralf and Knut Hartmann start the band. Franny Beecher, the legendary guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets is the model for Ralf - and gave the band its name. Many years later there were finally joint concerts with the Original Comets. They were Ted Herold's backing band in the early 1980s and played as support acts for Bill Haley, Little Richard and and Jerry Lee Lewis.
In the musical Elvis - stations of a career (with Peter Kirchberger) they played over 150 performances in Germany, Austria, Holland and Switzerland. In April 2013 Franny & The Fireballs: Ralf Franny Hartmann (lg), Michael Prott (ts), Olaf Kuchenbecker (b) and Christian Kieviet (dr) 'You're Never Too Old To Rock'*******
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