Cyril Jordan

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Cyril Jordan
Birth nameCyril Henrygarwick Jordan[1]
BornAugust 31, 1948 (1948-08-31) (age 70)
San Francisco
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Associated actsThe Flamin' Groovies, The Magic Christian

Cyril Jordan (born August 31, 1948 in San Francisco) is a guitarist and founding member of San Francisco cult band the Flamin' Groovies. They are best remembered for their influential 1976 album Shake Some Action. Jordan founded the band in 1965,[2] playing with them until they disbanded in 1992.

His song "Shake Some Action", co-written with Chris Wilson, appeared in the 1995 movie Clueless.[3]

After the death of George Harrison in 2001, Cyril performed a tribute to George with a band known as the New Moondogs at a special charity event at CD Land in Palo Alto, California. Cyril also backed up Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon) at the same venue a few months later.[4]

Jordan designed many of the earliest Flamin' Groovies handbills and has subsequently worked as an artist and illustrator.[5]

In 2013, the Flamin' Groovies, including Jordan, Chris Wilson, George Alexander, and new member Victor Penalosa, reformed to play dates in Japan, Australia, England, and the United States.