Jim Gordon – the man Rock & Roll forgot | This Day In Music
Written by News Bot on July 15, 2020
14 July 1945, born on this day, Jim Gordon, American drummer, one of the most requested session drummers in the late 1960s and 1970s. Gordon co-wrote Layla with Eric Clapton, worked with The Everly Brothers, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, (George Harrison, (All Things Must Pass), John Lennon (Imagine), The Carpenters, Traffic, Glen Campbell, (Wichita Lineman), Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Frank Zappa and many others. A diagnosed schizophrenic, Gordon murdered his mother on June 3, 1983, by pounding her head with a hammer. He was sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in prison in 1984. 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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