A couple of weeks ago I attended a Laura Marling concert courtesy of a friend. While I enjoyed her singing and playing, my favorite part may have been hearing her discuss some of her favorite music from the year 1969. Among other less stellar records, she mentioned Jim Sullivan’s U.F.O. I looked it up upon returning home, and it turned out to be quite a gem.
Sullivan’s career never took off as an artist, but with the help of a friend he managed to secure the excellent Wrecking Crew) as the backing band for his second album. (His first album was self-titled and is even harder to find - I can only find one reference to it online.)
The strange story of his life is certainly worth a read.