This song will be performed during the concert at the Orchid Country Club on July 23/23 next month. It was not played much by local bands in the 60s, but it is a simple and catchy song and loved by those who watched the 60s television series, where such shows were produced in all its simplicity, without the need for IT and computer graphics.
"I wish I was a spaceman/The fastest guy alive/I'd fly you round the universe/In Fireball XL5./Way out in space together/Conquerors of the stars/My heart would be a fireball, a fireball/Every time I gazed into your starry eyes.
We'll take the path to Jupiter/And may be very soon/We'll cruise along the Milky Way/And land upon the moon/To a wonderland of stardust/We'd zoom our way to Mars/My heart would be a fireball, a fireball/And you would be my Venus of the stars."
Robert J Sawyer - Novelist, Futurist, Keynote Speaker/Best novel Hugo and Nebula Award
"And finally the song is getting the recognition it deserves: the latest edition of the Penguin Television Companion has named it the number 2 greatest theme song of all time. Most US viewers may not know it, but the British and Canadians of my generation certainly do.
Interestingly, the HBO series, From the Earth to the Moon used it as the theme music for one episode, too - the episode Spider - about the designing of the Lunar Module."
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