Gordon Stroker died Wednesday at 88-years-old. He was a member of County Hall of Fame vocalist The Jordanaires for over 60 years. His son, Alan, told The Associated Press that Stoker died at his home in Brentwood, Tenn., after a lengthy illness. Stoker, who was born in Gleason, Tenn., got his start playing the piano on WSM radio and its signature show, the Grand Ole Opry.
Not a founding member of the group, Gordon originally signed on as The Jordanaires’ piano player, only to be moved up to first tenor singer before the group gained noteriety performing with Elvis Presley. Besides the group’s iconic performance on “Hound Dog,” Gordon and his fellow Jordanaires also provided backing vocals on Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” Jim Reeves’ “Four
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