Tuesday, December 14, 2010
If Jim Sullivan is a name you’ve never heard before, you’re not alone — he was always just on the edge of success. Sullivan released his debut album, U.F.O., in 1969 and played to devoted crowds at a regular gig in Malibu, Calif., in the early ’70s. Despite hanging out with movie stars, fame eluded him. In 1975, he left Los Angeles, and his wife and son, to head to Nashville; he thought he could catch a break there. But Sullivan never made it to Tennessee — somewhere in the New Mexico desert, he disappeared, never to be seen again. Now, U.F.O. has been reissued by a small label called Light in the Attic Records.