Steve Durand - Fireball XL5

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Fireball XL5 was my favorite television show when I was 7-8 years old. It was a British show by Gerry Anderson with marionettes.
The was just prior to the much better known Thunderbirds.

The star of the show was really the rocket ship which took off on a launch rail. The front of the rocket separated to be a smaller ship called Fireball Junior.

I got a Fireball XL5 playset for my birthday.

Here is a picture of the toy
www.toynerd.com/index.php/2010/01/03/fireball-of-a-success/

lyrics

The year is 1964
And I am the birthday boy
Hoping against hope
That I will get that special toy

One by one I open gifts
Attacking them with zeal
'Till finally I tear off the wrapping paper
To reveal

Fireball XL5
Fireball XL5
We're gonna cruise the galaxy
With your nutomic drive

Fireball XL5
Fireball XL5
We're heading for adventure
You and I

The table in the dining room
Is our forward base
For launching expeditions
Into interstellar space

When Steve Zodiac and Doctor Venus
Get into a scrape
Fireball Junior's close at hand
To make a quick escape

Fireball XL5
Fireball XL5
We're cruising through the galaxy
With your nutomic drive

Fireball XL5
Fireball XL5
We're heading for adventure
You and I

When you're only eight years old
And given to extremes
There's nothing better than a rocket ship
To fuel your dreams

Fireball XL5
Fireball XL5
We're cruising through the galaxy
With your nutomic drive

Fireball XL5
Fireball XL5
We're heading for adventure
You and I

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from SpinTunes #7: Round 1, released January 9, 2013

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