Jim Gordon – the man Rock & Roll forgot | This Day In Music
Written by News Bot on June 3, 2020
3 June 1983, US session drummer Jim Gordon, murdered his mother by pounding her head with a hammer. A diagnosed schizophrenic, it was not until his trial in 1984 that he was properly diagnosed. Due to the fact that his attorney was unable to use the insanity defense, Gordon was sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in prison in 1984. A Grammy Award winner for co-writing Layla with Eric Clapton, Gordon worked with The Beach Boys, John Lennon, George Harrison Frank Zappa and many other artists. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/jim-gordon-the-man-rock-r…/
A sad tale of a brilliant Grammy Award winning musician who worked with some of the greatest songwriters ever, including Clapton, Harrison, Zappa & Lennon.
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