Don Gardner at the Clef Club of Jazz in Philadelphia, PA in 2012.
May 9, 1931 |
|Genres||Rhythm and blues|
Born in Philadelphia, Gardner started out as a professional musician in 1947 while still at school. By 1953 Gardner had formed his own group, the Sonotones, but teamed up with Dee Dee Ford in the early 1960s to have his biggest successes. Their biggest hit was "I Need Your Lovin'," a Top 20 hit in 1962. It is a call-and-response classic in the mold of Ike & Tina Turner.
Gardner has been part of the management of the Clef Club of Jazz in Philadelphia, PA since 1985.
- Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford Quintet In Sweden (2 July 1996)
- I Need Your Lovin' (1995)
- Very Best Of Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford (26 October 1999)
as guest artist
- Patrick Stanfield Jones - A Heart and an Open Road (2010)