Robert Gordon was born in 1947 and grew up in Bethesda, MD. At the age of nine, he heard Elvis Presley’s debut RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel” a life-changing moment.
Robert went on to discover Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran. his early influences as Gordon told “Rolling Stone” in their October 20th, 1977 issue, “Presley, Jack Scott, Vincent and Cochran”.
In 1970 he moved to New York City. As the lead singer of the Tuff Darts, made his recording debut in 1976 on ‘Live At CBGB’s’.
Then Robert joined forces with guitarist Link Wray in 1977 and in 1978 he switched to British guitarist Chris Spedding.
Gordon’s credibility was also enhanced by the presence of Bruce Springsteen and in 1978, Gordon signed a contract with RCA Victor, Presley’s label (“It’s a dream come true”, he said). His first album for RCA, ‘Rockbilly Boogie’, released in February 1979.
Recently Robert’s career has a bit of an upswing. With many Live performances in Europe, Canada and The United States.
On November 14, 2017 Robert Gordon will be playing some of his popular songs including Rockabilly Boogie, It’s Only Make Believe, Black Slacks, The Way I Walk, and Red Hot.