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Mastering (The Firm)

Gordon started his 35 year career as a vinyl cutting engineer at the legendary Pye records in 1970 before moving to Utopia Studios in 1978, working with the Bee Gee's and early Adam and the Ants records.

In 1981 he moved to the leading UK mastering house 'Townhouse Studios' cutting records for many of the major UK artists such as Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Elton John, George Michael through to Motorhead. The major highlights of this time being 2 landmark 80's albums 'The Joshua Tree - U2' and 'The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses'.

In 1998 Gordon successfully co-created London mastering studio 'The Soundmasters' where he carried on working with artists like William Orbit & Blur and top flight producers such as Chris Thomas, Tony Visconti, Gus Dudgeon & Steven Street.

Being a keen golfer and family man, Gordon retired from the music industry in 2005. He died on March 21, 2010.

Gordon was loved by all his colleagues and clients for his mild manner and attention to detail. A very modest man always the last person to discuss his musical achievements. He is survived by his wife and 2 children.

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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

August xx, 1968 - Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham hold their first rehearsals in Gerrard Street, London
August xx, 1968 - Page, Grant and Chris Dreja go see Robert Plant perform at a Birmingham Teachers College. Page invites Plant to his Pangbourne house and offers him the vocalist position
August xx, 1969 - Peter Grant starts enforcing the 90/10 split in favor of the band
August 31, 1969 - The third US tour ends at the Texas International Festival in Dallas
August xx, 1970 - Zeppelin earn no less than $25,000 per show
August 17, 1970 - Page completes mixing of the Led Zeppelin III in Memphis
August 19, 1971 - The seventh North American tour opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
August xx, 1972 - Jimmy Page purchases Plumpton Manor in Sussex
August xx, 1973 - Jimmy starts arranging ideas for the next album
August xx, 1974 - Film maker Peter Clifton has the band re-enact scenes at Shepperton Studios
August 31, 1974 - John Paul Jones appears with David Gilmour and Steve Broughton as Roy Harper’s backing band for the night
August 04, 1975 - Robert Plant and his family are seriously injured as their car veers off the road on the island of Rhodes
August 08, 1975 - Rehearsal for Zeppelin’s Eleventh North American tour postponed after Robert is involved in a serious car accident
August xx, 1976 - Arrangements are made to show the upcoming Zep film in theaters
August xx, 1976 - Jimmy Page finishes mixing the soundtrack for the movie The Song Remains The Same
August 14, 1977 - Jimmy jams with Ron Wood at a charity golf tournament for underprivileged children
August xx, 1978 - Robert plays with Dr. Feelgood and Phil Carson in Ibiza, Spain while on holiday
August 11, 1979 - Led Zeppelin perform a second show at Knebworth due to overwhelming ticket demands
August xx, 1980 - Jimmy moves into his new Windsor home, which was purchased from Michael Caine
August 14, 2009 - It Might Get Loud opened in select theatres in NY, WA & CA.
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