There are two Robert Gordons. 1) An American rockabilly revivalist. 2) A British techno producer. 1) Robert Gordon (b. 1947), or simply “R.G.” as his friends call him, grew up in Bethesda, M.D., a suburb of Washington D.C. Unlike many of his heroes, he had a relatively comfortable childhood. "Heartbreak Hotel" was the wake-up call for a new generation, and Gordon was no exception. Even though he was only nine years old in 1956, he still clearly remembers the impact of hearing it for the first time, and adds that it is this song that made him want to pursue a musical career.