Big Jim Sullivan
You 60 Thing
|Ten tracks from my collection||
Best Songs |
(definitely BJS playing lead guitar)
When British Beat started BJS continued to play on nearly every UK hit record.
Track 1 is "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" by Herman's Hermits (1965) which was a US Number 1.
In the UK it was the B-side to "Silhouettes" on which Vic Flick played excellent guitar.
Long John Baldry's "Let The Heartaches Begin" (1967) is next.
Another R&B man, Chris Farlowe, had a minor hit in the same year with "Moanin"'.
Much to producer Mike Hurst's astonishment BJS played an enthusiastic sitar.
Did BJS play on the Small Faces "Itchycoo Park" (1967) ?
Did he devise the opening ?
BJS certainly arranged DDDBMT's "Hold Tight".
This was a forerunner to 1970s Glam Rock and BJS may also have played the frantic guitar.
He also made a worthwhile contribution to their "Legend of Xanadu" (1968).
All of the classic session guitarists played on Peter Sarstedt's "Where Do You Go To My Lovely ?" (1969).
It was just BJS and Alan Parker who played on Scott Walker's records though.
Track 8 is "Lights of Cincinatti" (1969).
Pete Townshend produced "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman (1969) and BJS played alongside Jimmy McCullough.
Lastly there is David Bowie's "Space Oddity" (1969).
I don't own the copyright to the MP3s. I will remove any of them if the copyright owner objects.