Michael Z. Gordon

Real Name:
Michael Zane Gordon
Profile:
Michael Zane Gordon (born Minneapolis, MN, April 4, 1941) is an American screenwriter, producer, musician and composer.
Current Affiliation: BMI CAE/IPI #: 12363328 185 Work Titles
Gordon, a self-taught musician, formed his first rock band, The Marketts (originally spelled "Mar-Kets") in 1961. Gordon wrote and co-produced the band's first hit song, "Surfer's Stomp," shortly after the group was formed. The single was first released on the Union record label. In 1963 the band signed with co-producer Joe Saraceno under the Warner Bros. Records label and released the full-length album "Surfer's Stomp".
Gordon formed his second band, The Routers, in 1962. The Routers and the Marketts were contemporaries and Gordon worked with both groups over the same time period. The Routers are best known for their 1962 hit, "Let's Go (Pony)."
Following his touring career with the Marketts and the Routers, Gordon returned to Hollywood in 1966 and teamed up with James Griffin (4) a.k.a. Jimmy Griffin. Together they wrote more than sixty songs, with 51 of them being recorded by hit artists of the 1960s.
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FA 5426 Michael Z. Gordon - Rock Instrumentals Story 1934 - 1962 album art Various Let's Go (Pony) Various - Rock Instrumentals Story 1934 - 1962(3xCD, Comp) Frémeaux & Associés FA 5426 France 2014 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

FA 5426 Michael Z. Gordon - Rock Instrumentals Story 1934 - 1962 album art Various Let's Go (Pony) Various - Rock Instrumentals Story 1934 - 1962(3xCD, Comp) Frémeaux & Associés FA 5426 France 2014 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Michael Z. Gordon - Surfer's Stomp / Start album art The Mar-Kets* Start (as M. Gordon) The Mar-Kets* - Surfer's Stomp / Start (Single) Union Records (8) US 1961 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - Let's Go (Pony) album art The Routers Mashy (as Gordon) The Routers - Let's Go (Pony) (Single) Warner Bros. Records Germany 1962 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - The Surfing Scene album art The Mar-kets* Stomp, Look & Listen (as Gordon) The Mar-kets* - The Surfing Scene (Album) Liberty US 1962 Sell This Version
3078 Michael Z. Gordon - The Number / Someone To Take Your Place album art Keith Colley Keith Colley - The Number / Someone To Take Your Place(7", Promo) ERA Records 3078 US 1962 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - A-Ooga / Big Band album art The Routers The Routers - A-Ooga / Big Band Warner Bros. Records Canada 1963 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - Sting Ray / Snap Happy album art The Routers Snap Happy (as Gordon) The Routers - Sting Ray / Snap Happy (Single) Warner Bros. Records Australia 1963 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - Make It Snappy / Half Time album art The Routers Make It Snappy (as Gordon) The Routers - Make It Snappy / Half Time (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - Outer Limits album art Jerry Cole And His Spacemen Outer Limits (as Michael C. Gordon) Jerry Cole And His Spacemen - Outer Limits (Album) Capitol Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - Out Of Limits album art The Marketts Out Of Limits The Marketts - Out Of Limits (Single) Warner Bros. Records UK 1963 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - Let's Go! With The Routers album art The Routers Snap Happy (as Gordon) and 4 more… The Routers - Let's Go! With The Routers (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1963 Sell This Version
668 Michael Z. Gordon - One More Cup / Bossville album art Billy Joe & The Checkmates One More Cup (as Michael Gordon) Billy Joe & The Checkmates - One More Cup / Bossville(7", Single) Dore 668 US 1963 Sell This Version
681 Michael Z. Gordon - Rumble At Newport Beach album art Mike Gordon And The Agates Last Call For Dinner (as M. Gordon) and 1 more… Mike Gordon And The Agates - Rumble At Newport Beach(7", Single) Dore 681 US 1963 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - The Ska Everybody's Doing It Vol. 2 album art Bobby Jay And The Hawks Ska La Bomba (as M. Z. Gordon) Bobby Jay And The Hawks - The Ska Everybody's Doing It Vol. 2 (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - K-39 album art The Challengers Out Of Limits (as M. Z. Gordon) The Challengers - K-39 (Album) Vault, Vault US 1964 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - (The) Ventures In Space album art The Ventures Out Of Limits The Ventures - (The) Ventures In Space (Album) Dolton Records, Dolton Records Canada 1964 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - The Pyramids Play The Original Penetration! album art The Pyramids Out Of Limits The Pyramids - The Pyramids Play The Original Penetration! (Album) Best Records (15) US 1964 Sell This Version
DLP 25559 Michael Z. Gordon - Blue Velvet & 1963's Great Hits album art Billy Vaughn Out Of Limits Billy Vaughn - Blue Velvet & 1963's Great Hits(LP, Album) Dot Records DLP 25559 US 1964 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - Out Of Limits album art The Marketts Other Limits and 1 more… The Marketts - Out Of Limits (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - Farmer John Live album art The Premiers Ruined (as Mike Gordon) The Premiers - Farmer John Live (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records US 1964 Sell This Version
27 129 Michael Z. Gordon - Si C'était Elle - Louie Louie - album art Les Players (3) Out Of Limits (as Michael - Z. Gordon) Les Players (3) - Si C'était Elle - Louie Louie -(7", EP, Mono) Polydor 27 129 France 1964 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - Chop-Chop / Reach For A Star  album art Sandy Nelson Sandy Nelson - Chop-Chop / Reach For A Star (Single) Imperial US 1965 Sell This Version
Michael Z. Gordon - All I Really Want To Do album art Chér* Cry Myself To Sleep (as Mike Gordon) Chér* - All I Really Want To Do (Album) Imperial Canada 1965 Sell This Version
66111 Michael Z. Gordon - Work With Me Annie album art The Explosions (7) Like Your Love The Explosions (7) - Work With Me Annie(7", Promo) Imperial 66111 US 1965 Sell This Version