In Memoriam, Robert Gordon



Robert Gordon , one of rockabilly’s earliest revivalists and a familiar presence on the 1970s New York City punk rock scene, died Tuesday , October 18 , at the age of 75, his record label confirms to Variety. His family recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to assist with his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. All proceeds will now go towards medical expenses and funeral arrangements .


“Cleopatra Records would like to offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We liked working with Robert and will miss his powerful baritone vocal as well as his focused dedication to his music,” wrote label VP Matt Green.


Gordon’s final album, “Hellafied,” which again teams him with British guitarist Chris Spedding, is being released by the label on Nov. 25. (VARIETY)


Though filled with a passion for the musical past, Mr. Gordon also recorded material from contemporary songwriters including Bruce Springsteen (“Fire”), T-Bone Burnett (“Driving Wheel”) and Marshall Crenshaw (“Someday, Someway”).


Robert Gordon’s final album, “Hellafied,” which again teams him with British guitarist Chris Spedding, will be reviewed soon by the North Jersey Blues Society - and a written tribute will also follow - condolences to Robert's many friends - all his loyal fans - and Roberts family - Robert Gordon one of rockabilly’s earliest revivalists and a familiar presence on the 1970s New York City punk rock scene, died Tuesday at the age of 75.




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