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||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)|
|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|
|Albert Hammond||The Free Electric Band|
|Nancy Sinatra||These Boots Are Made for Walking|
|Glen Campbell||Wichita Lineman|
|Carly Simon||You’re So Vain|