Big Jim Sullivan - Sitar Beat (1967)
Big Jim Sullivan - real name: James George Thompkins, born 1941, in Middlesex, England. Prolific session guitarist whose career started in 1959. In the 1960s and 1970s he was one of the most in-demand studio musicians in the UK, and performed on around 750 charting singles over his career, including 54 UK No. 1 hits. In the 1960s, Sullivan learned to play the sitar, having been inspired by attending a recording session for Indian classical musician Vilayat Khan. Sullivan released an album of Indian-style recordings under his own name - "Sitar Beat" (1967), and one as "Lord Sitar" (1968).