July 27, 2013
"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."
May 28, 2013
"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"
(London and, MA)
April 15, 2013
"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."
January 26, 2013
""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)"
November 20, 2012
"So pleased to have known you how we will miss your amazing music and you,great guy"
Carole and Mike Jennings