I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. What a wonderful man, and talent. I had the pleasure of meeting him way back in the 70's when he was playing with Tom Jones. A very cordial, humble man. In 2008, I received an email from him "catching up with the news of the day". Very sweet indeed. The world is going to miss this gentle giant.
Such a sad loss, he was the man.
I have some fond memories from De-Lane-Le studios when I couldn't get a part right, he put it down in two shakes in one take. I asked him to teach me the solo to 'The Crying Game' he promised me that he would, he would if I traded him some Rock licks at 100 watts, sadly I still can't play the solo right. Jim you really were the man. RM
As a guitarist playing now for 56 years, I was inspired by the sheer skills of Jim from way back in the 1960's. I always wanted to meet him and did so through a friend in Nottingham.He came to South Shields to give a demo and looked over the River Tyne on his break, remarking what a beautiful sight it was. The light has gone and the skills will never be matched. I will always remember the gentle giant whom I met.R.I.P Jim.
"My dear, Jim God bless you and may you rest in peace and I will always remember the time we met at the Suffolk Punch pub in Borehamwood in February 1994. I still have the plectrum that you gave me and I will look after it for ever and ever.
Vic Rowntree (Borehamwood)
So pleased to have known you how we will miss your amazing music and you,great guy
I hope u and my uncle Jim are having a blast together again xxxx love to ur family xxxxx
JIM you gave us so much pleasure watching your fingers and of course listening to the most fabulous music from your guitar You will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Norma and family
Too early for a lovely man to leave us
Will never forget Abbey Road studios where we were both session players
Andy (Drew) McKechnie
Love to Norma
Great man,so talented,we will miss him and his music,what a life,so sad it's over ,bless his wife Norma.and his family
To the Sullivan family,my sincere condolences to you.Please be comforted by these words found in(matt.5:8),Happy are the pure in heart,since they will see God.
I had the pleasure of recording with Jim many years ago at Olympic Studios .We shared a bag of sherbet lemons on that session, which I'd brought with me. It was my first major session, with Les Reed, and I was nervous. Jim sensed that, and chatted away amicably, helping me through. and eating most of the sweets! Thanks Jim. My deepest sympathy to your family. We'll miss you.
We knew Jim to talk with from his generous performances for charity for singer Brian Lee and gigs in the Four Chestnuts in Chichester and the Bersted Tavern. I used to talk to him about his work with Billy Fury and he was always so charmimg and friendly-a joy to spend a few moments during the break in his great performances. We shall miss seeing him and on behalf of all of Billy's fans we send our condolences to his famiily. He gave us all so much. Rest in peace Jim.
With fond memories-Chris,Linda, The Sound of Fury Fan Club Team and fans everywhere.
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief, may all Jim's memories stay close to your heart. Psalms 46:1 Joanna
My condolences to his wife and fsmily.
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF MR.SULLIVAN. PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE TRUE GOD JEHOVAH. SINCERELY.
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE SULLIVAN FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALLWHO KNEW JIM.
My best friend, a great guitarist and a real legend. I will miss him. Steve Gordon UK guitarist
My condolences to Mr. Sullivans family. The gift God gave him he shared with so many. Any that have heard him play will be blessed with that memory for the rest of their days. May you persevere in prayer as you continue on.
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief, may all Jim's memories stay close to your hearts. Psalms 46:1 Joanna
May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Phillipians 4:7 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
To the Sullivan Family,
I remember seeing and hearing Jim on so many occasions.... He and Jimmy were my real inspiration to learn and play the guitar. Now I have a collection of fine instruments. His music and spirit shall live on forever in the hearts of so many. May you be comforted by the love of our Heavenly Father during this difficult time.
Thank you for your contribution to our world of music!
Sorry to hear of the loss of Big Jim we were lucky to meet him in the early 70's when he played with Tom Jones he took a picture with my husband and 3yr. old daughter,he was very gracious to us,he was someone we never forgot. God Bless you and your family.May Jim rest in peace.
I send my condolences to the family. As a guitarist, I always looked forward to seeing the Tom Jones show because there was always a segment before they cut to commercial and Big Jim would play a short riff or chord rhythm. I was a big fan of his and the world lost a great musician and a fantastic artist.
Thank you for sharing your talent with us..We enjoyed listening to your music..May the Lord comfort your loved one's in their time of grief.
Big Jim loved his music. Will. Miss. Him
I remember playing with him back in the 60s...thirty years later my son was a drummer in one of his bands, a realy good bloke..rest in peace old buddy
Thank you for your musis ~ God bless.
May God provide strength and comfort for his family and close friends.
Dear Jim Thank you for the inspiration with your guitar playing which influenced my guitar playing. May the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Oriole Guide and guard you to heaven to enable you to look after us especially our ability to keep playing our guitars and to aspire to your incredible standard.
To the the family of Jim Sulivan - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
May you find comfort in the God of refuge at this time. Psalm 46:1
Sorry to hear of the death of Jim, what a loss. May the God of all comfort be with the family during this difficult time.
May you rest in peace no more pain.God Bless you & all family members,friends too!My deepest Condolences & Sympathy & God give you the Strength & Comfort to go forward @ a Difficult time of Sorrow.Always L.J.Sanchez