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GORDON STOCKER

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA

Known For: A member of “The Jordanaires”

Instruments: Voice, Piano

Music Styles: Rock , Easy listening

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 3rd August 1924
Location Born: Gleason, Tennessee, United States of America

Date Died: 27th March 2013
Location Died: Brentwood, Tennessee, United States of America

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Web Site:  The Jordanaires – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Gordon Stoker

An American singer and member of “The Jordanaires” playing piano and vocals.

After three years, Money was replaced by new pianist Gordon Stoker.

He joined the group in 1950 and has put his stamp on the group as he remains in the group, dated 2005.

In 1956, Elvis recorded his first session for RCA with Scotty, Bill and D. J.. That day, “I Got A Woman”, “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Money Honey” were recorded.

The next day Gordon Stoker was called by Chet Atkins to do a session with a new-kid, named Elvis. RCA had also just signed “The Speer Family”.

Chet asked Gordon to sing with Ben and Brock Speer so he could use them. On that day, “I’m Counting On You” and “I Was The One” made history by being the first recording session that Elvis did with vocal background. By April 1956, “Heartbreak Hotel” was No. 1.

They also appeared in Elvis’ movies, and on many of his landmark television appearances.

In 1943, he was drafted into the United States Air Force. They are best known for providing vocal background for Elvis Presley, in live appearances and recordings from 1956 to 1972. The group has also worked in the recording studio, on stage, and on television with many other country and rock and roll artists.

After three years Money was replaced as pianist by Gordon Stoker.

At that time, they formed the new group as the Melodizing Matthews, in Springfield, Missouri, but soon changed the name to The Jordanaires, after Jordan Creek in Missouri—not after the Jordan River, as many have thought.

Gordon Stoker passed away on the 27 March 2013. Aged 88 Years.

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