“Jimmy was a good time guy, always up for a drink and a laugh. It was a good giggle having him join the later version of the Small Faces because as well has being a fantastic guitarist — which meant we could bounce off each other and trade licks — we had some history and were good mates.
“He sometimes came over to my gaff [house] and we’d play old records, jam a bit and get off our nuts. That went back years, well before he joined McCartney’s band. I didn’t really ‘get’ how that worked with Jimmy and Wings, other than I don’t suppose it’s a bad career move to be in a band with one of The Beatles. I know he enjoyed the touring but Jimmy wasn’t the most disciplined of people when it came to kow-towing to the boss. It was never gonna last with him and McCartney, ‘cos Paul’s very demanding and Jimmy was too much of a free spirit. His own wee man. So it wasn’t a great surprise when he told me he wanted out.” - Steve Marriott 1988