Robert Gordon

There are two Robert Gordons. 1) An American rockabilly revivalist. 2) A British techno producer. 1) Robert Gordon (b. 1947), or simply “R.G.” as his friends call him, grew up in Bethesda, M.D., a suburb of Washington D.C. Unlike many of his heroes, he had a relatively comfortable childhood. "Heartbreak Hotel" was the wake-up call for a new generation, and Gordon was no exception. Even though he was only nine years old in 1956, he still clearly remembers the impact of hearing it for the first time, and adds that it is this song that made him want to pursue a musical career. Some of his other early influences include Jack Scott and Gene Vincent. Official site 2) Robert Gordon is a Sheffield-based producer and co-founder of Warp Records. Most of his output is under pseudonyms (including "Track With No Name" as Forgemasters which was Warp's first release), but he has put out a handful of EPs and a full-length under his own name. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.