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REMEMBER DRUMMER JIM GORDON?

421 Signatures Goal: 500

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A petition has been created to be considered by the California Parole Board at the upcoming hearing of drumming legend Jim Gordon (check out the discography on the Jim Gordon MySpace Tribute site – The sheer number of hit songs he played on is literally hard to believe).

Despite being diagnosed as an acute paranoid schizophrenic by five separate psychiatrists, he was sentenced to 16 years to life in 1984.

The judge agreed at sentencing that the Mr. Gordon was "suffering from a profound mental illness," but was unable to find him not guilty by reason of insanity due to the State of California's tightening of the legal definition a couple of years earlier (in reaction to the notorious "Twinkie defense," by the way).

This petition is completely legitimate – It has already been signed not only by fans, but by several of Jim Gordon's contemporaries. In addition, many of the living legends that he has worked with have written letters for the Board's consideration.

The Board's decision will obviously be based on a review of several factors such as medical evaluations, but the petition is intended to show the degree of support that still exists for this brilliant musician and songwriter.

The author will also forward a copy to Jim Gordon himself to assure him that he has by no means been forgotten.

The petition can be accessed by clicking this link

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  • Stephan Willingshofer
    Stephan Willingshofer Germany, Pulheim
    Oct 03, 2016
    Oct 03, 2016
    Hello,

    first of all,...sorry for my bad Egnlish. I´m german and it´s been awhile since I wrote and spoke English fluently on a daily basis.' got a bit rusty but i hope it will do the job.
    Jim Gordon,.. yes, one of the best if not THE heaviest groovin' drummer ever waling this earth. If you are into music and especially into drums you sure have heard about him and even if you just listen to the radio while driving down the highway you have heard him play , definitely. Steely Dan, Eric Calpton, Traffic, Derek & The Dominos..you name it. He was one of the few top session drummers back than. O.K., what has this to do with his parole you might think... well, there surely are many peaople how may sign this petition and everyone of them has some thoughts and arguments why he'd be released now. My 2 cents are theese... Since the social forecast seems to be very important when considiring realeasing someone or not,..I for my part are a 100% sure that if Jim Gordon 'd be realesed tomorrow he'd have no problems sicne there are still, even after all theese years so many people who know him and love his great drumming,...he'd have a foot in the door to recording again sonner than you'd think. The love for theis man is surely still there and I´m sure, too that many of his colleges frim back in the day will be there if he steps out into life again. Let him go, please. Thanks for listening and taking the time to read my words.
    Greetings, Stephan Willingshofer
  • alan O Duffy
    alan O Duffy United Kingdom, Watford
    Oct 01, 2016
    Oct 01, 2016
    I worked with Jim @ Olympic studios in London...He was just a wonderful man and I loved his talent and contribution to my musical life. He. Is so well loved globally, I would be so delighted if he was released from incarceration
  • Jeremy webb
    Jeremy webb United States, Waterloo
    Sep 26, 2016
    Sep 26, 2016
    Dear,mr.gordon.you are good musician on the recordings.because i like it alot.i also wanted your autograph picture.how many recordings you have done?who is your favorite musicians?are you married?how many grand kids do you also have now?you are good and wonderful musician on the recordings.because you did a super nice job on there.how long did you became a musician?how many fans do write to you?please write back soon.your truly jeremy webb.goodbye for now.
  • Susan Carter
    Susan Carter United States, Fayetteville
    Sep 06, 2016
    1
    Sep 06, 2016
    The above comments are heartwarming and so true.
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