6-1-10 Robert Gordon
LP ARE YOU GONNA BE THE ONE? RCA
1981 10 TRKS 5th; Danny Gatton
LP BAD BOY RCA
1980 11 TRKS 4th; Chris Spedding
CD BLACK SLACKS BEAR FAMILY DE BCD 15 489
1990 25 TRK Collection (late 70's recordings)
12" ENDLESS SLEEP / THE
1977 3 TRKS one side @ 78rpm
LP FRESH FISH SPECIAL (with Link Wray) PRIVATE ST
1978 10 TRKS 2nd
7" IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE / ROCK BILLY BOOGIE (PS) RCA
1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve
CD KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR KING BISCUIT US 88018.2
1979 18 TRKS Live
CD ROBERT GORDON WITH LINK WRAY
1977 10 TRKS 1st
LP ROBERT GORDON WITH
1977 10 TRKS 1st
LP ROCK BILLY BOOGIE RCA
1979 12 TRKS 3rd
CD ROCK BILLY BOOGIE / BAD BOY COLLECTABLES
1979/80 23 TRKS 2 on 1 ('01 issue)
LP TOO FAST TO LIVE, TOO YOUNG TO DIE (Collection) RCA
1982 12 TRK Collection
I am certain I first saw Robert Gordon at the Whisky A-Go-Go, with Link Wray – Thursday October 27, 1977, 9:00pm. The ticket was $5. I still have it.
I must’ve heard his first album at work – Superior Music in
Next time I saw Robert Gordon was at The Roxy, his guitarist was Chris Spedding (Tues. May 1, 1979). Gordon’s RCA Debut “Rock Billy Boogie” sounded good, too – “Black Slacks” etc. I still have the “invitation”…guess I’d better R.S.V.P. to Yvonne (whoever that was, a woman at the label, no doubt).
My 3rd time seeing him was, again, at The Roxy (Fri. May 15, 1981). I don’t remember who was the guitarist. Danny Gatton? Looks like I bought tickets this time.
Always seemed odd that there didn’t seem to be regular CD issues of his work in the US – took me until recently to find a CD for his debut album (on One Way, a label notorious for letting titles go out of print). Same thing goes for the Collectables label.
30 years passes in the blink of an eye – I have all of the Robert Gordon titles described above. Does he still play live (or tour)? Does he make new CD’s? Whatever happened to Robert Gordon? I suppose I could look him up on Google or Wikipedia. Still alive.