B-52's touring band member Paul Gordon, on guitar, at the 2012 Florida AIDS Walk & Music Festival, sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at South Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 3400 walkers raised $826,000 to support HIV testing, prevention and medical treatment throughout Florida. AHF's mission is cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay. (Mitchell Zachs/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

Paul Gordon, Member of Jennifer Nettles Band, Dead at 52

Paul Gordon, a well respected musician and band member for Jennifer Nettles, has died of an unspecified illness at 52. Gordon died in Nashville on Thursday  in Nashville. Nettles shared the news with fans via Instagram, writing, “Today we lost one of our precious own, Paul Gordon. Prayers for your beautiful family. May your Journey be sweet. You will forever play on in our hearts.”

Paul Christian Gordon was born in Newport, R.I. in 1963, and enjoyed a long and varied career, playing with the New Radicals in the 1990s, and then playing both guitar and keyboards or working as a writer or producer with a long string of artists that included the B-52’s and Lisa Marie Presley. The Newport Buzz lists Natasha Bedingfield, Prince, Danielle Brisebois, Carly Smithson, Nona Hendryx, Brenda K. Starr, Chaka Kahn, Mandy Moore, Charles and Eddie, Noel, John Gregory, Eran DD, Wild Orchid, David Yazbek, Anna Wilson and more among his many credits.


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