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Jim Gordon

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: 1945    

Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon, American Recording Artist, Musician and Songwriter. The Grammy Award winner was one of the most requested session drummers in the late 1960s and 1970s and was a member of the blues- rock supergroup, Derek & The Dominos.

Gordon began his career backing the Everly Brothers in 1963 at age 17, he went on to become one of the most sought after recording session drummers in Los Angeles where in 1968 he recorded with Mason Williams on the hit Classical Gas. During this period, he performed on many notable recordings including Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys, Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers by Gene Clark and The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds. Gordon at the top of his career was so busy as a studio musician that he would fly back to Los Angeles every night when playing in Las Vegas to do 2 or 3 record dates, then return in the afternoon in time for the 8pm show at Caesars Palace....
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Gordon used various company brands on his set, all wood even different finishes. His two toms, one of Ludwig the other DW. His primary tool was the large 24 inch base drum. Man could he kick that Gretsch! But DW seemed to be his choice.

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