Obituary: Jim Sundquist, hitmaking guitarist with the Fendermen

  • by: Tim Campbell , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 8, 2013 - 5:32 PM

As lead guitarist of the Fendermen, rockabilly hero Jim Sundquist inspired a generation of garage rockers to pick up Fenders of their own when he scored Minnesota’s first big national hit, “Mule Skinner Blues,” in 1960. Sundquist, 75, died Tuesday of cancer.

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