The first interview on The Diversity of Classic Rock is author Paul Salley. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
But before we get to the interview, I’ll give you a little context and history about Jimmy McCulloch. I’ve mentioned him before on the blog, but as a recap, Jimmy McCulloch was born on 4 June 1953 in Dumbarton, Scotland. He started playing the guitar as a kid and a few years later was the guitarist for the Jaygars/One in a Million. In 1967, Jimmy McCulloch’s band opened for The Who when they toured Scotland. Pete Townshend really liked Jimmy McCulloch and two years later, 1969 – Jimmy joined Pete Townshend’s friends Andy “Thunderclap” Newman and John “Speedy” Keen to join the band Thunderclap Newman. They released one album in 1970, Hollywood Dream, produced by Pete Townshend. The anti-war song “Something in the Air” went to #1 in the UK. Jimmy McCulloch was only 15 when he played on that song, making him the one of the youngest people to play on a #1 UK hit single. At the age of 21 Jimmy McCulloch joined Wings. Jimmy McCulloch worked with many famous musicians besides Paul McCartney. He worked with Steve Marriott (Small Faces/Humble Pie), Maggie Bell (Stone the Crows), Kenney Jones (Small Faces), Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy/Motörhead), Ricci Martin (son of Dean Martin), and Jimmy Bain (Rainbow/Dio). Jimmy McCulloch died at the age of 26 in London.
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