|Also known as||Jim Slik|
|Born||9 March 1949|
|Genres||Glam rock, soft rock,|
|Years active||C. 1964 – present|
|Associated acts||Kevin McGinlay, Midge Ure, Billy McIsaac, The Strollers, Friendly Persuasion, Salvation, Slik,|
James Anthony McGinlay (born 9 March 1949 in Lennoxtown, Scotland) is a Scottish bass guitarist who formed along his elder brother Kevin a hard-rock band called Salvation, in Glasgow, which after numerous line-up changes included Midge Ure, future Ultravox frontman and Live 8 contributor, Billy McIsaac and Kenny Hyslop.
By 1964, he began his musical career, forming The Strollers, along his brothers Kevin on lead guıtar and Hugh on rhythm guıtar and cousin Ernie Slater on drums, in which he played bass guitar. In the rest of years of the 1960s he was in another three bands, the last of them, the second with his brother Kevin, called Friendly Persuasion, which became famous.
In June 1970, Friendly Persuasion disbanded and Jim and Kevin formed Salvation, a pop supergroup wıth Nod Kerr on drums Mario Tortolano on organ and Ian Kenny on lead guıtar. Kenny left in December 1970 replaced by Brian Denniston and Kerr left in c May 1971, being replaced by Matt Caırns. They also had Robin Bırrel on organ for a whıle. James Ure (shortly afterwards named Midge Ure) on lead guıtar, Billy McIsaac on organ and Kenny Hyslop on drums joined the brothers in Mar 1972. That membership remained until Kevin left in Apr 1974, so the remaining members changed the band name to Slik. The band had numerous musical styles like glam and soft rock, and after failed promising hits and the arrival of punk rock, McGinlay left the band on March 1977, being replaced by Russell Webb, but the band lasted until September and with another name, PVC2.
- Forever And Ever german single back cover, 1976
- The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, by Colin Larkin, Guinness Pub., 1995, ISBN 1-56159-176-9, ISBN 978-1-56159-176-3, 4991 pages
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2011-01-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Kevin McGinlay - Salvation: Early Years Archived 2009-02-26 at the Wayback Machine
- Midgeure.com - Archive: Bands
-  Archived 2009-02-15 at the Wayback Machine In March 1977, the remaining McGinlay brother departed for a career in cabaret and was replaced on bass by Russell Webb though he had only been in the band for a few months when they split
- "Jim McGinlay - Salvation: Recent Times". Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
- Kevin McGinlay Salvation Kevin McGinlay's official page