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Re: RIP Trevor Gordon dead at 64

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  • Mark Crohan
    Factually incorrect. Only one single was recorded under TG & The Bee Gees.   ________________________________ From: lynnuttall_poparchives
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 17, 2013
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      Factually incorrect.
      Only one single was recorded under TG & The Bee Gees.
       



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      From: lynnuttall_poparchives <lynnuttall_poparchives@...>
      To: rocknroll-scars@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, 17 January 2013 6:16 PM
      Subject: [rocknroll-scars] Re: RIP Trevor Gordon dead at 64

       

      Here is a tribute written a few days ago by Peter Foldy, a close friend of Trevor Gordon:

      TREVOR GORDON, a member of the 1960s pop duo, MARBLES who scored a solid international hit with their single release, "Only One Woman," has died in London.

      Born is Blackpool, UK, May 19, 1948, (birth name Trevor Gordon Grunnill) he immigrated to Sydney, Australia with his family in the late 1950s.  In 1961, while still in high school, Gordon found work as a boy singer on the popular Johnny O'Keefe TV program, leading to an exclusive contract with the Australian TV network, ABC where he also hosted a Saturday afternoon children's program.
      Gordon also became friendly with a then up-and-coming brother act, the BEE GEES and before long, he was playing lead guitar on several early Bee Gees records including their early Australian hit single, "Wine And Women." Gordon later recorded a number of tracks written by the Bee Gees, "Little Miss Rhythm and Blues," "I'll be Happy," "Here I Am" and "House Without Windows" that were released on the Leedon label and distributed by Festival Records under the name, "Trevor Gordon and the Bee Gees."

      After a return to the UK in 1966 Gordon became a regular cast member on the Billy Cotton TV program before teaming up with his cousin, GRAHAM BONNET in a band initially called "Blues Sect" and later "Bonar Law."

      When the BEE GEES broke internationally as recording stars, they remembered their old mate and secured Gordon and Bonnet a management contract with the Robert Stigwood Organization and a label deal with Polydor Records.  Re-named Marbles they quickly released the single, "Only One Woman" which reached #3 in the UK and top ten in many other European countries.  Another successful single, "The Walls Fell Down" and an album entitled, "Marbles" followed.   During this time, Gordon taught himself how to score and arrange music for orchestras and became an accomplished jazz guitarist.  

      The Marbles eventually disbanded in 1970 and Gordon recorded a solo album for Polydor called, "Alphabet."  Not long after he gave up performing altogether and became a high school music teacher.
      Most recently, Gordon wrote the book, "Caged for Jazz Guitar—a Chord Shaped Approach to Jazz Mastery" released by the Jazzwise online store.

      Cause of death has not been announced pending an autopsy by the West London coroner's office in Fulham.

      --- In mailto:rocknroll-scars%40yahoogroups.com, Mark Crohan wrote:
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      > Some of you may recall Trevor Gordon
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      > his Leedon singles  from 1966 are quite collectable.




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