Kim Gordon biography

Kim Gordon

Alternative rock, Bassist

1953 –

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Who is Kim Gordon?

Kim Althea Gordon is an American musician, vocalist, visual artist, record producer, video director, fashion designer, and actress. Gordon, who initially started out as a visual artist, rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981. Gordon also formed the musical project Free Kitten with Julia Cafritz in the 1990s, and debuted as a producer on Hole's critically acclaimed debut album Pretty on the Inside. Gordon also worked on a fashion line called X-Girl in 1993, and continued to write and release material with Sonic Youth throughout the 1990s and on into the late 2000s.

Gordon has collaborated with Ikue Mori, DJ Olive, William Winant, Lydia Lunch, Yoko Ono, Raymond Pettibon, Courtney Love, and Chris Corsano. In 2012, after the breakup of Sonic Youth, Gordon formed Body/Head with friend Bill Nace, releasing their debut album Coming Apart in September 2013. Gordon is also working on an autobiography.

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Born
Apr 28, 1953
Rochester
Also known as
  • Kim Althea Gordon
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Otis College of Art and Design
Lived in
  • Rochester

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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