Gordon Stoker Passed Away

Gordon Stoker, a member of The Jordanaires vocal group that backed up Elvis Presley, has died. He was 88.

His son, Alan, told The Associated Press that Stoker died Wednesday at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee, after a lengthy illness. Stoker, who was born in Gleason, Weakley County, got his start playing the piano on WSM radio and its signature show, the Grand Ole Opry.

He joined the Jordanaires as a piano player, but then took on a role as a vocalist singing tenor. The group was already well known for their gospel singing when Presley recruited them to perform on his recording of "Hound Dog," in 1956.

Source: Various / Updated: Mar 27, 2013
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Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2013report abuse
RIP Gordon.
Jamie (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 31, 2013report abuse
Hello, this really is very sad news. The loss of another musician who made a great contribution to the Elvis Presley story.
jeter (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 31, 2013report abuse
Very sad news. I met Gordon few times,very nice man. Definitely will be missed.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2013report abuse
Another decent man has left us behind. Condolences to his beloved ones he left behind.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2013report abuse
Very sad news.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2013report abuse
Very sad news. He and the other Jordanaires are a legendary group. Gordon rest in piece and many thanks for all your work in music buisness. Condoleances to his family and friends
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2013report abuse
RIP Gordon. A very sad day
FM (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2013report abuse
You will be greatly missed, R.I.P.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2013report abuse
So sad for his family, and sad for us fans, as an important tangible link to our man leaves the stage.
TBG (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2013report abuse
Rest in peace Gordon, you where a great guy, highly respected among Elvis fans
marty (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2013report abuse
Sad to hear of the passing of another great singer from the Elvis era. Rest in peace...
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2013report abuse
Gordon Stoker, will be greatly missed. He was such a wonderful singer, and a extremely nice man, and he did some amazing vocal work with Elvis. Gordon adored Elvis, and he always spoke nicely of his days with Elvis. I hope, Gordon Stoker and Elvis, are singing tonight, in heaven.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 27, 2013report abuse
May he rest in peace. Always El.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 27, 2013report abuse
Sad to hear this news, always loved to hear what he had to say about the King. Seemed such a nice guy.

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