From 1967, please enjoy 14-year-old(!) guitarist Jimmy McCulloch, doing time as as a member of One in a Million, with perhaps the most amazing obscure pop-psych Brit single of the Summer of Love ever, the sublimely early Who-ish "Double Sight".
Let me repeat: McCulloch -- that's him, center front in the group photo -- was 14 years old when that was recorded.
And then, from 1970 -- when he was a grizzled 17 year old -- here he is with the song that guaranteed him a degree of genuine pop immortality.
The utterly transplendent "Something in the Air."
Produced by Pete Townshend, just to add to the various levels of irony.
|Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air .mp3|
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After Thunderclap Newman? A very impressive list of credits that includes work with John Mayall, Harry Nillson, Stone the Crows and eventually a stint as a member of Paul McCartney's Wings (he occasionally played bass on stage when Macca switched to piano or guitar).
And then this (via Wiki):
"McCulloch died of heart failure caused by a heroin overdose on 27 September 1979 in his flat in Maida Vale, North West London. He was 26."
Jeebus, what a fucking waste.