“I new Big Jim when I was 14 as he was best friends with my boyfriend Michael. Jim was fun and a great guy always playing his guitar day and night. Then Michael and Sid's group got together
Sid had a great voice and Big Jim was great on guitar. His talent was bigger than his body keep playing Jim God Bless you
“I first played with Jim in 1958 when he was seventeen, a hundred
guitar players later he was still the best I even played with his own
teenage hero Denny Wright let's hope they are jamming together now, my best wishes for the future to all his family
God bless them both RIP.
“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.