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Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon was a much in-demand session drummer as well as a member of Derek & the Dominos but had a very chequered history, he died on Monday 13th March 2023. There is too much notorious history to go into here, but his behaviour involved beating his then girlfriend Rita Coolidge and, in 1983, suffering from schizophrenia, which hadn’t officially been diagnosed he murdered his mother.

He was initially sentenced to 16 years in prison only after which his mental illness was properly diagnosed. Numerous parole requests were denied mainly because he refused to attend the hearings. In 2017, he was re-diagnosed with schizophrenia and it was decided that when he didn’t take his medication he was still a danger and remained in prison until his death.

Here is a list of 25 notable songs out of the many he played on.

Eric Clapton After Midnight
Harpers Bizarre Anything Goes
Incredible Bongo Band Apache
David Cassidy Cherish
David Cassidy Could It Be Forever
Traffic Dear Mr Fantasy
Joan Baez Diamonds & Rust
Mama Cass Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Glen Campbell Gentle On My Mind
Everly Brothers Gone Gone Gone
David Cassidy I Am A Clown
Derek & The Cominos Layla
Routers Let’s Go (Pony)
Carpenters Only Yesterday
John Lennon Power To The People
Mel Torme Right Now
Steely Dan Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
Alice Cooper School’s Out
John Lennon Stand By Me
Gordon Lightfoot Sundown
Cher Sunny
Albert Hammond The Free Electric Band
Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made for Walking
Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman
Carly Simon You’re So Vain

Biggest ‘selling’ singles of 2022

Normally at the beginning of each year I publish a list of the best ‘selling’ song of the previous year and didn’t do it this year. But, belatedly, I’ve had a request to do so, so here it is, the top 30 best-‘sellers’ of 2022.

Rank Artist Title
30 Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber Stay
29 Killers Mr Brightside
28 Jack Harlow First Class
27 Tom Odell Another Love
26 Burna Boy Last Last
25 David Guetta & Bebe Rexha I’m Good (Blue)
24 Eliza Rose & Interplanetary Criminal B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All)
23 Luude Feat Colin Hay Down Under
22 Adele Easy On Me
21 David Guetta, Becky Hill & Ella Henderson Crazy What Love Can Do
20 Onerepublic I Ain’t Worried
19 Lizzo About Damn Time
18 Aitch & Ashanti Baby
17 Gayle Abcdefu
16 Jax Jones Feat Mnek Where Did You Go
15 George Ezra Green Green Grass
14 Dave Starlight
13 Elton John & Dua Lipa Cold Heart
12 Belters Only Feat Jazzy Make Me Feel Good
11 Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast We Don’t Talk About Bruno
10 Sam Fender Seventeen Going Under
9 Lf System Afraid To Feel
8 Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott Where Are You Now
7 Glass Animals Heat Waves
6 Kate Bush Running Up That Hill
5 Ed Sheeran Shivers
4 Cat Burns Go
3 Fireboy Dml & Ed Sheeran Peru
2 Ed Sheeran Bad Habits
1 Harry Styles As It Was

Biggest-selling albums in the UK in the 21st century

Albums continue to sell well in the UK and here is a list of the top 20 best-sellers into the 21st century even though some of them were released in the 20th century.

Rank Artist Title Originally released ‘Sales’
1 Adele 21 2011 5,400,000
2 Amy Winehouse Back to Black 2006 3,940,000
3 Adele 25 2015 3,560,000
4 The Beatles 1 2000 3,230,000
5 Ed Sheeran x 2014 3,380,000
6 James Blunt Back to Bedlam 2004 3,370.00
7 Ed Sheeran ÷ 2017 3,300,000
8 Leona Lewis Spirit 2007 3,180,000
9 Michael Bublé Crazy Love 2009 3,150,000
10 Dido No Angel 2000 3,090,000
11 David Gray White Ladder 1998 3,040,000
12 Lady Gaga The Fame 2008 2,990,000
13 Kings of Leon Only by the Night 2008 3,000,000
14 Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002 3,000,000
15 Michael Jackson Number Ones 2003 3,000,000
16 Dido Life for Rent 2003 2,900,000
17 Take That Beautiful World 2006 2,880,000
18 ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits 1992 2,569,600
19 Keane Hopes and Fears 2004 2,860,000
20 Coldplay X&Y 2005 2,800,000