Gordon Stoker passed away aged 88
Source: The Associated Press
March 28, 2013 - 5:52:08 PM
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Alan Stoker said his father was just 15 when he started playing professionally. He joined the Jordanaires as a piano player, but then became tenor vocalist. The group was already well known for their gospel singing when Elvis recruited them to perform on his recording of 'Hound Dog', in 1956. They recorded and performed for years with Elvis, who was a huge gospel fan, Rumble said. In some of the early Elvis recordings, such as 'It's Now or Never', and 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' their vocals really stood out, he said. The Jordanaires also performed with Patsy Cline on 'Crazy', with Jim Reeves on 'Four Walls', on George Jones' 1980 hit 'He Stopped Loving Her Today', and on Kenny Rogers' 'Lucille'. They were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
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