Washington [US]: One of the rockabilly’s earliest revivalists and a familiar presence in the Seventies New York City punk rock scene, Robert Gordon, passed away at the age of 75 on Tuesday.
According to Variety, no reason for dying was stated, despite the fact that his own family recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with his conflict with acute myeloid leukaemia. “Cleopatra Records would like to offer our deepest condolences to his family and pals. We liked working with Robert and could pass over his powerful baritone voice and focused willpower to his song,” wrote label VP Matt Green.
As per the reviews of Variety, the label is liberating “Hellafied,” Gordon’s farewell album, on November 25. It reunites him with British guitarist Chris Spedding all over again.
According to Variety, Gordon, who was born on March 29, 1947, in Bethesda, Maryland, became an avid radio listener and record collector. They enjoyed the music of Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, and, of course, Elvis Presley. Gordon joined the National Guard to circumvent the Vietnam conscription, became married at 19, and had two children after acting in several neighborhood bands in his teenage years, such as the Confidentials and the Newports. Gordon and his family relocated to New York City to create a clothes shop in 1970. However, while bands like Blondie, Television, and the Ramones started to percent CBGB, Gordon’s interest was diverted to the metropolis’s budding punk scene.
Gordon’s upcoming album ‘Hellafied,’ which he co-wrote with Spedding and longtime collaborator Albert Bouchard, a former Blue Oyster Cult drummer, functions new original songs from the singer alone (“One Day Left”) in addition to a number of others that he wrote with Bouchard and Mark Barkan.