Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jimmy McCulloch (1953-1979)- 30 Years Later

Jimmy McCulloch
June 4, 1953- September 27, 1979

Thirty years ago today guitarist Jimmy McCulloch was found dead in his flat after suffering a heart attack cause by heroin. McCulloch was 26 years old. McCulloch was probably best known for his tenure in Paul McCartney & Wings, which he joined in 1974 and left in 1977. Jimmy was born in Scotland and by the age of 12, he was in a band playing guitar. When Jimmy was just 16 years old, he joined Thunderclap Newman. Thunderclap Newman would become known as a "one-hit-wonder" with "Something in the Air". The band broke up after only one album. Jimmy was in and out of bands until in 1974, he was asked to join Wings (although he had been approched to join the James Gang). In his stay with Wings, Jimmy would write and sing two songs called "Medicine Jar" and "Windo Junko". Both songs were "anti-drug" anthems, ironically.

Jimmy is one of my favorite guitar players of all time. He had a lot of talent at such a young age. If you're ever on YouTube, search up "Medicine Jar". Rest in peace, Jimmy.

1 comment:

  1. It's almost your birthday sweetheart I still miss you.