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28th March
written by Matt The Cat

Gordon Stoker Dies At 88

Gordon Stoker

GORDON STOKER of the Jordanaires has died at 88!  The Jordanaires were of course one of the great gospel quartets who will forever be linked to rock n’ roll having backed up Elvis on countless recordings.  Their distinctive sound can be hea…rd on Ricky Nelson and Jack Scott records as well.  STOKER joined the group in 1949 as its pianist and then became 2nd tenor in 1951.  I spoke to GORDON on the phone a few years ago and he was very kind.  His mind was still sharp and he could still remember nearly every Jack Scott record they sang on.  I love their rendition of “Working On A Building.”  You can see GORDON STOKER prominently on the far left of the frame below.

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