29 March 1947, Washington, DC, USA. Gordon was briefly a leading light during the 70s rediscovery of pops roots. His own preferences for rockabilly and soul became apparent on stage when, after moving to New York in 1970, he began singing with various groups including Tuff Darts, with whom he was heard among other acts on a concert album from the celebrated CBGBs club. As a solo artist, he was produced by Richard Gottehrer and signed to Private Stock. On a 1977 album with Link Wray, the ghost of the 50s faced the spirit of the 70s in state-of-the-art workouts of old chestnuts such as Summertime Blues, Frankie Fords Sea Cruise and the tie-in single, Red Hot. Hopes of a hit via Bruce Springsteens Fire, the single from Fresh Fish Special, were dashed by a cover version from the better-known Pointer Sisters but, transferring to RCA Records, Gordon tried again with help from Gottehrer, Chris...
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