RIP Big Jim Sullivan ~ 1941-2012

Legendary UK guitarist and session player Big Jim Sullivan has passed away at the age of 71.

As well as playing studio sessions with Jimmy Page and mentoring a young Ritchie Blackmore, Big Jim also played guitar on at least 1,000 singles during his career, including big name artists such as: Tom Jones (‘It’s Not Unusual’), Engelbert Humperdinck (‘Release Me’), Thunderclap Newman (‘Something in the Air’), Rolf Harris (‘Two Little Boys’), Frankie Vaughan (‘Tower of Strength’), Dusty Springfield (‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’) and The Tremeloes (‘Silence is Golden’).

Check out Big Jim talking about ‘Forbidden Zones’ on the guitar and demonstrating his awesome playing in every style:

Thoughts go out to Big Jim’s family at this difficult time. RIP



About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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