UK Hit Singles and Albums (An incomplete listing of his hits - if you know of any others please email me at overzeal@btinternet.com)

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1970s

In the first four years of the Seventies BJS worked with Tom Jones.

He then created a Record Label called "Retreat", managed an American Glam Rock Band called "Angel" and fronted a Band called "Tiger".
(unfortunately none of these ventures were commercially successful)


BJS's Finest Moments were from 1964 until the end of the Sixties when England became the Centre for Popular Music.
(he turned Good Material into Great Records)
(weak material became acceptable)
This was due to his Inventive Guitar Breaks.
(inspired by Country Guitarists such as Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed)
(and James Burton)

BJS created one hit purely with his inventiveness :-
(Dave Berry's "Crying Game" - 1964)

BJS played a central role on a couple of hits such as :-
(Freddie & the Dreamers' "I Love You Baby" - 1964)
(Simon Scott's "Move It Baby" - 1964)

On other occasions BJS enhanced guitar parts :-
(Brian Poole & The Tremeloes, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates)

Having said that BJS could create great guitar parts very quickly and accurately.
(guitars had to be played forcibly to be heard on records)

He was, in this period, UK's Most Accomplished Guitarist.

By the end of the Sixties the "Cabaret" Groups were no longer having hits
and other Groups were playing on their own records.
(BJS's dominance in the Recording Studio had come to an end)

In the 1970s BJS was not UK's Number One Guitarist.
(These were David Gilmour, Steve Howe, Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck)


He joined James Last in 1979.

In this decade BJS played on 44 Top Ten Records (including 10 Number Ones & 8 Number Twos).

For more details please view BJS's Wikipedia page and the "Bands" Section of this Website.
Date Entered UK Chart Artist Title UK Highest Chart Position Label Producer Guitar Rating Comments Did BJS play the lead ?
31/01/1970 Saturday Mary Hopkin Temma Harbour 6 Apple Paul McCartney Great guitar introduction .
14/02/1970 Saturday Brotherhood Of Man United We Stand 10 Deram . Standard stuff .
21/02/1970 Saturday Barry Ryan Magical Spiel 49 Polydor . # .
14/03/1970 Saturday Des O Connor I ll Go On Hoping 30 Columbia Norman Newell # .
28/03/1970 Saturday Mary Hopkin Knock Knock Who's There 2 Apple Paul McCartney # .
04/04/1970 Saturday Dana All Kinds Of Everything 1 Rex . Vic Flick was also on this record. .
11/04/1970 Saturday Roger Whittaker I Don’t Believe In If Anymore 8 Columbia . Anti War Song .
18/04/1970 Saturday Julie Felix If I Could 19 RAK . Written by Paul Simon .
18/04/1970 Saturday Tom Jones Daughter Of Darkness 5 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
25/04/1970 Saturday Tom Jones Tom 4 Decca Peter Sullivan Album
16/05/1970 Saturday Barry Ryan Kitsch 37 Polydor . Strings .
30/05/1970 Saturday Engelbert Humperdinck My Marie 31 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
20/06/1970 Saturday Shirley Bassey Something 4 United Artists Norman Newell Good bass throughout .
11/07/1970 Saturday Engelbert Humperdinck We Made It Happen 17 Decca Peter Sullivan Album
15/08/1970 Saturday Tom Jones I Who Have Nothing 16 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
22/08/1970 Saturday Family Strange Band 11 Reprise . What part did Jim play ? .
29/08/1970 Saturday Shirley Bassey Something 5 United Artists Norman Newell Album
12/09/1970 Saturday Engelbert Humperdinck Sweetheart 22 Decca Peter Sullivan Gibbs composition .
26/09/1970 Saturday Des O Connor The Tips of my Fingers 15 Columbia Norman Newell Nice guitar in the background. .
17/10/1970 Saturday Julie Felix Heaven Is Here 22 RAK .
17/10/1970 Saturday New Seekers What Have They Done To My Song Ma 44 Phillips . Written by Melanie. Faithfully reproduced. .
14/11/1970 Saturday Tom Jones I Who Have Nothing 10 Decca Peter Sullivan Album
28/11/1970 Saturday Savoy Brown Lookin’ In 50 Decca . What contribution did Jim make ? .
28/11/1970 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Nothing Rhymed 8 MAM . BJS released an album of Gilbert material. .
05/12/1970 Saturday Des O'Connor With Love 40 Columbia Norman Newell Album
02/01/1971 Saturday Jackie Lee Rupert 14 Pye . Theme to a TV programme. .
16/01/1971 Saturday Tom Jones She s A Lady 13 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
13/03/1971 Saturday Sweet Funny Funny 13 RCA . BJS would have been a natural on their biggest hits .
20/03/1971 Saturday Clodagh Rodgers Jack In The Box 4 RCA . Lively. .
03/04/1971 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Underneath The Banket Go 40 MAM . Piano dominated .
10/04/1971 Saturday Cliff Richard Silvery Rain 27 Columbia . Olivia Newton-John also did this .
10/04/1971 Saturday George Hamilton IV Canadian Pacific 45 RCA . Album
22/05/1971 Saturday John Kongos He’s Gonna Step On You Again 4 Fly . John Kongos informed me Jim was not on this record but he did some later work with Jim. Cloned by Happy Mondays. .
29/05/1971 Saturday Tom Jones She’s A Lady 9 Decca Peter Sullivan Album
05/06/1971 Saturday Tom Jones Puppet Man 49 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
05/06/1971 Saturday Middle Of The Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 1 RCA . # .
12/06/1971 Saturday Sweet Co-Co 2 RCA . # .
10/07/1971 Saturday New Seekers Never Ending Song Of Love 2 Phillips . Constant strumming. Excellent guitar break. .
17/07/1971 Saturday Cliff Richard Flying Machine 37 Columbia . Average song .
17/07/1971 Saturday Family In My Own Time 4 Reprise . The great Family .
24/07/1971 Saturday Gilbert O’Sullivan We Will 16 MAM . Delightful song. .
24/07/1971 Saturday Labi Siffre Singer And The Song 47 Pye . Album
21/08/1971 Saturday Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood Did You Ever 2 Reprise . Did Jim play the hawaiian guitar ? .
28/08/1971 Saturday Cat Stevens Moon Shadow 22 Island . How much is it Alun Davies and how much is BJS ? .
04/09/1971 Saturday Middle Of The Road Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum 2 RCA . Song about Scottish Heritage. Various guitars. .
11/09/1971 Saturday Engelbert Humperdinck Another Time, Another Place 13 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
11/09/1971 Saturday Fortunes Freedom Come Freedom Go 6 Capitol . Banjo ? .
25/09/1971 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Himself 5 MAM . Album
09/10/1971 Saturday Clodagh Rodgers Lady Love Bug 28 RCA . Mandolin .
16/10/1971 Saturday Sweet Alexander Graham Bell 33 RCA . # .
23/10/1971 Saturday Tom Jones Till 2 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
23/10/1971 Saturday Newbeats Run Baby Run 10 London . Amazing voice. .
13/11/1971 Saturday Benny Hill Ernie 1 Columbia . # .
13/11/1971 Saturday Cliff Richard Sing A Song Of Freedom 13 Columbia . # .
20/11/1971 Saturday John Kongos Tokoloshe Man 4 Fly . Not as good as - Hes Gonna . . . .
20/11/1971 Saturday Frank Pourcel This Is Pourcel 8 Studio 2 . Album
27/11/1971 Saturday Tom Jones Live At Caesar’s Palace 27 Decca Peter Sullivan Album
27/11/1971 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan No Matter How I Try 5 MAM . Dominant piano. Good guitar breaks. .
11/12/1971 Saturday Middle Of The Road Soley Soley 5 RCA . Energetic strumming .
18/12/1971 Saturday New Seekers I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing 1 Polydor . Coke Advert. .
15/01/1972 Saturday Barry Ryan Can’t Let You Go 32 Polydor . Written by Russ Ballard .
15/01/1972 Saturday John Kongos Kongos 29 Fly . Album
29/01/1972 Saturday Fortunes Storm In A Teacup 7 Capitol . Great guitar throughout. .
05/02/1972 Saturday New Seekers New Colours 40 Polydor . Album
04/03/1972 Saturday New Seekers Beg Steal Or Borrow 2 Polydor . Does BJS play the distinctive guitar ? .
04/03/1972 Saturday Engelbert Humperdinck Too Beautiful To Last 14 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
04/03/1972 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally) 3 MAM . A classic guitar break. Vic Flick also played on this record. YES
25/03/1972 Saturday Labi Siffre Crying Laughing Loving Lying 11 Pye . Variety of superb guitars but which one did BJS play? .
01/04/1972 Saturday New Seekers We’d Like To Teach The World To Sing 2 Polydor . Album
01/04/1972 Saturday Tom Jones The Young New Mexican Puppeter 6 Decca Peter Sullivan Almost certainly Jim .
10/06/1972 Saturday New Seekers Circles 4 Polydor . A Harry Chapin song. Pleasant. .
17/06/1972 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day 8 MAM . BJS did an Album of Gilbert songs. .
24/06/1972 Saturday Tom Jones Close Up 17 Decca Peter Sullivan Album
01/07/1972 Saturday David Bowie The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust 5 RCA Victor . On what songs did Jim play ? Album
21/10/1972 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Clair 1 MAM . Ker-chink. Nice harmonica. .
18/11/1972 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Back To Front 1 MAM . Album
16/12/1972 Saturday Carly Simon You’re So Vain 3 Electra . What part did Jim play ? .
20/01/1973 Saturday Carly Simon No Secrets 3 Electra . On what songs did Jim play ? Album
24/02/1973 Saturday Jimmy Helms Gonna Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse 8 Cube . # .
17/03/1973 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Get Down 1 MAM . Good interplay between piano and guitar. .
14/04/1973 Saturday Tom Jones Letter To Lucille 31 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
26/05/1973 Saturday Peters And Lee Welcome Home 1 Phillips . Strings. .
23/06/1973 Saturday Tom Jones The Body And Soul Of Tom Jones 31 Decca Peter Sullivan Album
30/06/1973 Saturday Peters And Lee We Can Make It 1 Phillips . Album
06/10/1973 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan I’m A Writer Not A Fighter 2 MAM . Album
20/10/1973 Saturday Engelbert Humperdinck Love Is All 44 Decca Peter Sullivan Originally done by Malcolm Roberts .
03/11/1973 Saturday Alvin Stardust My Coo-Ca-Choo 2 Magnet . Dougie Wright on drums. YES
10/11/1973 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Why Oh Why Oh Why 6 MAM . Delightful short guitar breaks. .
24/11/1973 Saturday Matt Monro And You Smiled 28 EMI . Van de Valk theme .
24/11/1973 Saturday New Seekers You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me 1 Polydor . Confident rendition. .
01/12/1973 Saturday Millican And Nesbit Vaya Con Dios 20 Pye . Opportunity Knocks winners .
16/02/1974 Saturday Alvin Stardust Jealous Mind 1 Magnet . The B Side, Guitar Star, is unbelievably good YES
09/03/1974 Saturday New Seekers I Get A Little Sentimental Over You 3 Polydor . Macauley/Stephens .
16/03/1974 Saturday Alvin Stardust The Untouchable 4 Magnet . Album
23/03/1974 Saturday Millican And Nesbit Millican And Nesbit 3 Pye . Album
06/04/1974 Saturday Cat Stevens Buddah And The Chocolate Box 3 Island . Album
04/05/1974 Saturday Alvin Stardust Red Dress 7 Magnet . # YES
18/05/1974 Saturday Millican And Nesbit For Old Times Sake 38 Pye . Dominant guitar
01/06/1974 Saturday Scaffold Liverpool Lou 7 Warner Bros . Nice sing-a-long. Good harmonica. Does BJS play the electric guitar ? .
31/08/1974 Saturday Alvin Stardust You You You 6 Magnet . Dougie Wright on drums. YES
07/09/1974 Saturday Tom Jones Something ‘bout You Baby I Like 36 Decca Peter Sullivan # .
26/10/1974 Saturday Gilbert O Sullivan Stranger In My Own Backyard 9 MAM . Album
02/11/1974 Saturday Pilot Magic 11 EMI . Great guitar throughout .
21/12/1974 Saturday Alvin Stardust Alvin Stardust 37 Magnet . Album
18/01/1975 Saturday Pilot January 1 EMI . Great guitar throughout .
04/10/1975 Saturday Alvin Stardust Rock With 52 Magnet . Album
17/01/1976 Saturday Walker Brothers No Regrets 7 GTO Johnny Franz Alan Parker but Jim probably played one of the other guitars NO
31/01/1976 Saturday Manuel And His Music Of The Mountains Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto Aranjuez 3 EMI . Ivor Mairants played the solo. Vic Flick was also on this record. NO
21/02/1976 Saturday Walker Brothers No Regrets 49 GTO Johnny Franz Album
24/04/1976 Saturday Brotherhood Of Man Love And Kisses From 20 Pye . Album
06/05/1978 Saturday James Last East To West 49 Polydor . Album
11/11/1978 Saturday Chas n Dave Strummin 52 EMI . Jim's and Chas's careers were interwoven. .
14/04/1979 Saturday James Last Last The Whole Night Long 2 Polydor . Album
26/05/1979 Saturday Chas n Dave Gertcha 20 EMI . Jim and Chas n Daves careers overlapped alot .


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