ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jimmy Lineham 63 years old , born on October 5, 1952 and passed away on April 10, 2016. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Martin Ulstein on October 5, 2017
Happy Birthday bro. I will never forget you. GOD bless.
Posted by Don Tilson on October 5, 2017
Happy Birthday Jim, missing you today!
Posted by Ralph Mills on October 5, 2017
"Jimmy was certainly an amazing guitar man. Sometimes it seemed as if his hands just did things on their own. You would hear all these amazing sounds and then look over at him and he would just have a shit eating grin on his face, as if `I can`t explain it, it just came out that way.` He was also excellent on piano and damn good on drums. It was an honor to know him"
Posted by Kathy Balch on April 22, 2016
Rest in peace, Jimi.
I have such fond memories of Jimi & Terry being inseparable. They were true soul mates and such great friends. Our dad & Jimi spent many hours building amplifiers and tweaking previous projects they had built. I haven't seen him since Terry passed but still think of him often. Daze of Nite...a lifetime ago.
Thank you Martin, for this lovely tribute. He would be so embarrassed...
Posted by Don Tilson on April 19, 2016
Jim was there for me several times in my life, helping my parents move, putting siding on my house, playing bass with me and my brother John at VA....lots of good memories. Thanks to Martin for making this place to share our stories.
Posted by Martin Ulstein on April 18, 2016
I am really going to miss my good friend Jimi. We were friends since I was about 17 years old. Jimi was a very kind , good person, and had a heart of gold. He was also my guitar hero, music mentor, and life long friend. Beside being a true friend, he was probably the best guitar player I have ever known. Jimi was the core member of our group of friends. He was an inspiration to many guitar players in the Pacific Northwest. Every body loved him. He was a good man.

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Posted by Martin Ulstein on October 5, 2017
Happy Birthday bro. I will never forget you. GOD bless.
Posted by Don Tilson on October 5, 2017
Happy Birthday Jim, missing you today!
Posted by Ralph Mills on October 5, 2017
"Jimmy was certainly an amazing guitar man. Sometimes it seemed as if his hands just did things on their own. You would hear all these amazing sounds and then look over at him and he would just have a shit eating grin on his face, as if `I can`t explain it, it just came out that way.` He was also excellent on piano and damn good on drums. It was an honor to know him"
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Gluttenville

Shared by Martin Ulstein on April 19, 2016

When I was about 17 years old, our gang of friends had a camp in the woods called Gluttenville. The name was just a joke, becuase we cooked up a lot of food, got stuffed and would party all night long. We started playing our box guitars at dusk and did not stop playing until dawn or until the early afternnon. No wonder I have so much arthritus in my fingers now. This is where I met Jimmy Lineham.

At that time, everyone knew who the Daze of Nite were, and everybody knew who Jimmy was. However to my surprise, Jimi was one of the most kind, humble persons I had ever met. We soon became life long friends. We lived togeather, traveled togeather, and played in many bands togeather over the next 40 years. 


Jimmy was also a scientist. He had his own lab in his basement. He invented his own amps, pedals, and conducted experiments in magnteism and other things. He was really into Tesla. Jimi and I both loved science, and this helped us to bond as freinds. If I had a question about radio astromomy or particle physics, then Jimi was the person to discuss the issue, and get a better understanding. Once I was trying work out a problem dealing with radio astronomy. Jimmy figured it out in about 15 minutes. I had been at it for days. I was totally blown away.
 He was amazing.  Jimmy was a genius.

It will work. It'l do.

Shared by Martin Ulstein on April 19, 2016

When I was a young man in my 20's in 1977. I heard that Jimmy Lineham was looking for a bass player. As soon as I heard this I went right to the local music store and bought a brand new bass guitar and applied for the job. I felt very lucky to get hired. Jimmy Lineham was probably the best lead guitar player in the Pacific Northwest at that time.


Within a few months I got to play with Jimmy at Boogie 77. Phil Mann played the drums. Our first gig with Jimi was with an audiance of over 1000 people. Jimmy was to go on stage at 10PM. Nobody wanted to go on stage after Jimmy played.  


The band before us dropped their speaker box on Jimi's amp and peddles when they were leaving the stage. The pre amp tube was smashed. The other band thought it was funny and laughed about Jimmy's  smashed equipment. It was really bent up and smashed. Now Jimmy had no amp and were to go on stage in about 10 minutes.



The other band who smashed his amp left their equipment un attended back stage. So Jimmy went and removed a pre amp tube from one of their amps. He left one so their amp would still work at half power. 


We went on stage at 10PM as planned, and his smashed bent up amp work great. A thick fog rolled in at night accross the stage. The fog looked cool in the purple stage lights. Jimmy started the show off with the song Machine Gun, by Jimi Hendrix. The crowd loved it. I think it was one of the funnest gigs I ever did in my life. Jimmy was an incredible lead guitar player. He could play anything. I learned a lot watching him. I always wished I could play smooth and fast like him. He made it look easy. As a lead guitar player, he was a natural. He was amazing.


Is that tube the right size, I asked Jimi. He said, It'l do. I always laugh when I think of that incident. What a fun night that was. I will never forget it.