Robert Gordon, an iconic musician, died at age 75

Robert Gordona well-known musician, died on October 18 at the age of 75. Matt Green, VP of Cleopatra Records, stated:

“Cleopatra Records extends our sincere condolences to his family and friends.” We have enjoyed working with Robert and will miss his strong baritone voice and his unwavering passion for his music.”

Gordon’s cause of death was not disclosed, but rumors indicate he had acute myeloid leukemia, and his family launched a GoFundMe campaign to fund the cost of the treatment.

Hellafied, Robert Gordon’s latest album, will be released in November 2022.

Born on March 29, 1947, Robert Gordon was heavily influenced by Elvis Presley’s song Heartbreak Hotel at the age of nine. He also admired Gene Vincent, Jack Scott, Billy Lee Ridley and other famous rock and roll musicians. Gordon made his music debut as the lead singer of the group Confidentials when he was 17 years old, in 1964. He associated with such artists as James Brown and Otis Redding, who played at the Howard Theater in Washington, DC. During the late 1960s riots and anti-war demonstrations in Washington, DC, he served in the National Guard.

In 1970, Robert moved to New York City and joined the punk band Tuff Darts. The band recorded three songs for the Live at CBGB compilation CD. While rehearsing with Tuff Darts, he was spotted by record producer Richard Gottehrer, and they considered making a rock & roll album. Gordon recommended teaming up with guitarist Link Wray, who agreed, resulting in the collaboration between Robert Gordon and Link Wray in 1977.

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The record became successful when Elvis Presley died in 1977, and Private Stock Label attempted to market Gordon as Presley’s successor. Gordon followed up with another album, Fresh Fish Special, in 1978 and was signed to RCA Records the following year. The following year, Gordon released the album Rock Billy Boogie, followed by another, Bad Boy, in 1980. In 1981, he released his last album with the label, Are You Gonna Be The One.

During the early 1980s, Robert Gordon toured with Danny Gatton, and in the 1990s, he traveled with Chris Spedding in numerous countries. He also toured with Spedding in 2005, with highlights of the performances published on their own label.

On the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death, they also made an album with the Jordanaires with 15 songs by Presley. Robert also toured with Marco DiMaggio’s band, Slim Jim Phantom, and Glen Matlock. His next album, I’m Coming Home, was released in June 2014. He appeared in the 1981 motorcycle film The Loveless. He was often seen on television, including on the popular comedy program SCTV. Hellafied, his latest album, is scheduled for November 25.

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“This one hurts,” Robert Gordon netizens say.

In recent years, Robert Gordon has gained popularity for his blockbuster albums and songs. As word of his death spread, Twitter was inundated with tribute:

Gordon never said anything about his personal life, and it’s unclear if he was married or dating anyone. Hellafied, his latest album, featured collaborations with Chris Spedding, Albert Bouchard and Blue Oyster Cult.