108. THE TRAGIC FALL OF JIM GORDON, THE GREATEST DRUMMER OF ALL TIME...AND A SCHIZOPHRENIC WHO KILLED HIS OWN MOTHER (PART 2)
All Things Must Pass.
Derek & The Dominoes.
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.
The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys.
Maybe you haven’t heard his name, but you’ve definitely moved to the rhythm his hands beat out unerringly for years.
In this episode, rock scribe and Jim Gordon biographer JOEL SELVIN details the starkly precipitous descent of the greatest and most tragic drummer of all time, JIM GORDON.
Episode Two focuses on Jim’s terrifying descent into mental illness, which led to the murder of his own mother and a life sentence in prison. Joel Selvin talks with Discograffiti about:
- The awe-inspiring story about how Jim achieved his studio masterpiece, Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”;
- The very moment that marked the end of his professional career;
- And the horrifying forensic rundown of the events that led to the murder of his own mother.
NEXT WEEK: PART ONE OF TERRY KIRKMAN & JULES ALEXANDER OF THE ASSOCIATION RATING THEIR OWN CATALOG IN AN UNPRECEDENTED 13-HOUR INTERVIEW!
- Official 3 hr+ “Drums & Demons” Jim Gordon Spotify playlist curated by Joel Selvin himself: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7aIHh3DwJ4coua93fbXSYs?si=3EP019M2SZOO9j0cLynXeA
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