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V.20 No.2 | 1/13/2011
The Jim Sullivan Story

Music

U.F.O.

Musician disappears in the desert; 35 years later his masterpiece is reissued

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Jan 7 2011 5:29 PM ]

Jim Sullivan was an American musician who in 1975 left his wife and son on the West Coast, striking out for Nashville to find success. He didn’t make it there, thoughhis car was found abandoned and motel room unused outside of Santa Rosa, N.M. In ‘69 Sullivan had released U.F.O., an album backed by the acclaimed Wrecking Crewsession musicians employed by Phil Spector on numerous hit songs. Sullivan and his psych-folk-rock masterpiece went mostly unnoticed until late last year when crate-diggin’ reissue label Light In The Attic rereleased U.F.O. NPR’s “All Things Considered” did a story on the albumlisten here. Find out more about Sullivan, listen to audio samples or buy the record here.

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