Gordon Stoker

Date: 1991 June 13
Length: 75 min.
Call Number: OHC286

Biography

Quartet singer. Born August 13, 1924. Full name: Hugh Gordon Stoker. In 1949 joined the Jordanaires, one of Nashville’s premier background vocal groups and a key component of the Nashville Sound. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1991 June 13
(1 hour, 15 minutes)
Quartet singer Gordon Stoker, member of the Jordanaires, recalls the group’s association with Patsy Cline. Discussion includes working in the recording studio with Cline; Cline’s early appearance on the Grand Ole Opry; working with Owen Bradley; comparisons between Cline and Elvis Presley; Cline’s talent; audience response to Cline; and Cline’s attitude toward her music.