Jim Gordon, Beach Boys drummer and Eric Clapton who killed his mother, dies | Deaths

Jim Gordon was a virtuoso. At the age of 21, he played on the iconic Beach Boys album pet Sounds and is among the credits of immortality lailaalbum theme laila and But Of different kinds love songs by Derek and the Dominos, featuring Eric Clapton. He died Monday, aged 77, of natural causes at a state medical facility in Vacaville, California, where he was serving time for his mother’s murder.

Born James Beck Gordon, on July 14, 1945, in Los Angeles, because Jim’s music was always in the foreground, he even turned down a scholarship to study music at UCLA so that he could take his first professional steps earlier. At the age of 17, he was backing up the Everly Brothers and soon after became Hal Blaine’s protégé, becoming one of the most sought-after drummers on the California music scene.

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