Jimmy McCulloch
Scottish musician and songwriter
Jimmy McCulloch
James 'Jimmy' McCulloch was a Scottish musician and songwriter best known for playing lead guitar in Paul McCartney's Wings from 1974 to 1977. McCulloch was a member of the Glasgow psychedelic band One in a Million (formerly known as The Jaygars), Thunderclap Newman, and Stone the Crows.
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Film bio planned for ex-band member of Paul McCartney's Wings - Examiner.com
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Paul Salley says the story of Jimmy McCulloch, a one-time member of Wings who "flies under the radar these days" needs to be told. "He was a guitar prodigy who tasted fame early in his life and was the youngest guitarist in the UK to play on a number
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Mayall's school of rock has many grads - Victoria Times Colonist
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8 Jimmy McCulloch. A talented teen who at 18 made the cut as one of Mayall's Bluesbreakers, McCulloch spent only a few months on tour with the group and never appeared on an official Mayall recording. But he followed a path that was akin to many of the
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Grandfather of the British Blues just doing what he loves - Edmonton Journal
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Jimmy McCulloch passed through on the way to joining Paul McCartney and Wings. That's just the top tier; rock historians would have a field day connecting Mayall through other bands of the time. If he has ever felt like a finishing school for superstar
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McCartney revisited – 11: I'm carrying (that weight) - NewsTime
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As in the case of Band on the Run, Wings set out on the project as a five-piece band, but ended as a three-piece after guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Joe English left the group while recording was in progress; only the faithful Denny Laine
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McCartney revisited – 10: Band on a run - NewsTime
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It began on 3 May in Fort Worth, Texas, three weeks after its scheduled start, the earlier shows having to be cancelled on account of a hand injury suffered by guitarist Jimmy McCulloch on the final date of a European tour in March
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McCartney revisited – 8: Letting go - NewsTime
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With Band on the Run at or near the top of the British and American charts in August 1974, the next thing that Paul McCartney did was recruit a new drummer (Geoff Britton) and guitarist (Jimmy McCulloch) for Wings and return to Abbey Road Studios to
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A subasta el piano en el que Paul McCartney compuso “Yesterday” - Tanaka Music
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Echando un vistazo a la página podemos ponernos los dientes largos e intentar pujar por el primer contrato firmado por la banda en 1961 antes de la incorporación de Ringo o la guitarra que McCartney regaló a Jimmy McCulloch cuando ambos tocaban en en
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy McCulloch
  • 1979
    Age 25
    On 27 September 1979, McCulloch was found dead by his brother in his flat in Maida Vale, London.
    More Details Hide Details An autopsy found that McCulloch died of heart failure due to morphine and alcohol poisoning. He was 26 years old. He was not known for being a user of hard drugs.
    In 1979, McCulloch joined the Dukes.
    More Details Hide Details His last recorded song, "Heartbreaker", appeared on their only album, The Dukes. A melodic, heavily blues-infused guitarist, McCulloch normally used a Gibson SG and a Gibson Les Paul, and he occasionally played bass guitar when McCartney was playing piano or acoustic guitar.
  • 1978
    Age 24
    In early 1978, McCulloch started a band called Wild Horses with Brian Robertson, Jimmy Bain and Kenney Jones, but both McCulloch and Jones left the band soon afterward.
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  • 1977
    Age 23
    In September 1977, McCulloch left Wings to join the reformed Small Faces during the latter band's nine date tour of England that month.
    More Details Hide Details He played guitar on the Small Faces' album, 78 in the Shade.
    Finally, as noted above, he played guitar on Roy Harper's album, Bullinamingvase, and Ricci Martin's album, Beached, in 1977.
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  • 1976
    Age 22
    Jimmy McCulloch and White Line had appeared on the British TV programme Supersonic on 27 November 1976.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, McCulloch recorded and produced two unreleased songs by The Khyber Trifles and had occasionally performed live (in London and their native Glasgow) with the band.
  • 1974
    Age 20
    McCulloch joined Wings in August 1974.
    More Details Hide Details His debut track with them was "Junior's Farm". McCulloch composed the music score of the anti-drug song "Medicine Jar" on Wings' Venus and Mars album and the similar "Wino Junko" on the band's Wings at the Speed of Sound album. He also sang both. Colin Allen, former drummer for Stone the Crows, wrote the lyrics of both songs. During his time with Wings, McCulloch formed White Line with his brother Jack on drums and Dave Clarke on bass, keyboards and vocals. They played several impromptu gigs and released a single, "Call My Name"/"Too Many Miles". A 13-track album, White Line – Complete, was released in 1994 on Clarke's Mouse Records.
  • 1973
    Age 19
    In 1973, McCulloch played guitar on John Keen's album, Previous Convictions, had a brief stint in Blue and he played guitar on Brian Joseph Friel's debut album under the pseudonym 'The Phantom'.
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  • 1972
    Age 18
    In June 1972, McCulloch joined the blues rock band (and fellow Mayall-school alumni) Stone the Crows to replace guitarist Les Harvey, who had been electrocuted on stage.
    More Details Hide Details McCulloch helped Stone the Crows to complete their Ontinuous Performance album by playing on the tracks "Sunset Cowboy" and "Good Time Girl". Stone the Crows disbanded in June 1973.
    The band subsequently renamed itself the Jimmy McCulloch Band and toured England and Scotland in support of Leslie West's Mountain in February 1972.
    More Details Hide Details By then, McCulloch had done session work for Klaus Voorman, Harry Nilsson, Steve Ellis, John Entwistle, and others.
  • 1971
    Age 17
    On 31 October 1971 McCulloch's band Bent Frame made its performance debut in London.
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    In October 1971, McCulloch played guitar in concert with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers in England and Germany.
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  • 1969
    Age 15
    McCulloch first rose to fame in 1969 when he joined Pete Townshend's friends, Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman (piano) and songwriter John 'Speedy' Keen (vocals, drums), to form the band Thunderclap Newman.
    More Details Hide Details The band enjoyed a UK No. 1 hit with "Something in the Air" that year. Thunderclap Newman's album, Hollywood Dream, on which McCulloch's titular instrumental then and his song "I See It All" later appeared, sold well but was not as successful as their hit single. From January 1971 until mid-April 1971, the band had toured England, Scotland, Holland, and Scandinavia before they disbanded a couple of weeks later.
  • 1967
    Age 13
    In April 1967, McCulloch played lead guitar for the Utterly Incredible, Too Long Ago to Remember, Sometimes Shouting at People during the 14-Hour Technicolour Dream event, which was held on the grounds of the Alexandra Palace in London.
    More Details Hide Details That year, he played guitar for One in a Million, which performed live at The Upper Cut and other London venues.
  • 1953
    Born on June 4, 1953.
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