Michael Z. Gordon

Real Name:
Michael Zane Gordon
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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

501 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) 501 US 1961 Sell This Version
WEP. 1418 ( US n° ED. 1490-1), WEP. 1418 ( ED. 1490-1) M Michael Z. Gordon - Let's Go! With The Routers album art The Routers Make It Snappy and 1 more… The Routers - Let's Go! With The Routers(7", EP, 3-P) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WEP. 1418 ( US n° ED. 1490-1), WEP. 1418 ( ED. 1490-1) M France 1962 Sell This Version
A-5283 Michael Z. Gordon - Let's Go (Pony) album art The Routers Mashy (as Gordon) The Routers - Let's Go (Pony) (Single) Warner Bros. Records A-5283 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
LST-7226 Michael Z. Gordon - The Surfing Scene album art The Mar-kets* Stomp, Look & Listen (as Gordon) The Mar-kets* - The Surfing Scene (Album) Liberty LST-7226 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
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
5379 Michael Z. Gordon - A-Ooga / Big Band album art The Routers The Routers - A-Ooga / Big Band Warner Bros. Records 5379 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
5349 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 5349 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
ST 2044, ST-2044 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 ST 2044, ST-2044 US 1963 Sell This Version
W 1490 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 W 1490 US 1963 Sell This Version
5332 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 5332 US 1963 Sell This Version
WB 120 Michael Z. Gordon - Out Of Limits  album art The Marketts Out Of Limits The Marketts - Out Of Limits (Single) Warner Bros. Records WB 120 UK 1963 Sell This Version
W 1490 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(LP, Album, Mono) Warner Bros. Records W 1490 Chile 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
ED 1490-5 Michael Z. Gordon - Let's Go! With The Routers album art The Routers Snap Happy (as Gordon) The Routers - Let's Go! With The Routers(7", EP, Mono) Warner Bros. Records ED 1490-5 Australia 1963 Sell This Version
W 1565, 1565 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 W 1565, 1565 US 1964 Sell This Version
BR 16501 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) BR 16501 US 1964 Sell This Version
WSTC 1563 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 WSTC 1563 US 1964 Sell This Version
DLP 3559 Michael Z. Gordon - Blue Velvet & 1963's Great Hits album art Billy Vaughn Out Of Limits Billy Vaughn - Blue Velvet & 1963's Great Hits (Album) Dot Records DLP 3559 US 1964 Sell This Version
WB 130 Michael Z. Gordon - Vanishing Point album art The Marketts Vanishing Point (as Gordon) The Marketts - Vanishing Point(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records WB 130 UK 1964 Sell This Version
1537, WS 1537 Michael Z. Gordon - Out Of Limits album art The Marketts Other Limits and 1 more… The Marketts - Out Of Limits (Album) Warner Bros. Records 1537, WS 1537 US 1964 Sell This Version
107, LP-107 Michael Z. Gordon - K-39 album art The Challengers Out Of Limits (as M. Z. Gordon) The Challengers - K-39 (Album) Vault, Vault 107, LP-107 US 1964 Sell This Version
BLP-2027 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 BLP-2027 Canada 1964 Sell This Version