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Formed in 1962 by [artist]Mike Gordon[/artist], the Routers recordings were primarily session musicians but the actual group with the exception of Gordon was the touring group. The Routers first release in September 1962 was [track artist=The Routers]Let's Go (Pony)[/track], which reached # 19 on the Billboard charts. Its infectious “clap clap clap-clap-clap clap-clap-clap-clap Let's Go! " chant became a favorite of cheerleaders and crowds worldwide. The recording was instigated by record producer Joe Saraceno and his producing and songwriting partner Mike Gordon. Like many pop instrumentals recorded in Los Angeles, California at this time, such as those by [artist]Mike Gordon and the Agates[/artist], it involved [bandmember]Mike Gordon[/bandmember] (guitar), [bandmember]Plas Johnson[/bandmember] (saxophone) and [bandmember]Earl Palmer[/bandmember] (drums), probably with Plas’ brother [bandmember]Ray Johnson[/bandmember] on bass guitar. Formed in 1962 by [artist]Mike Gordon[/artist], the Routers recordings were primarily session musicians but the actual group with the exception of Gordon was the touring group. The Routers first release in September 1962 was [track artist=The Routers]Let's Go (Pony)[/track], which reached # 19 on the Billboard charts. Its infectious “clap clap clap-clap-clap clap-clap-clap-clap Let's Go! " chant became a favorite of cheerleaders and crowds worldwide. The recording was instigated by record producer Joe Saraceno and his producing and songwriting partner Mike Gordon. Like many pop instrumentals recorded in Los Angeles, California at this time, such as those by [artist]Mike Gordon and the Agates[/artist], it involved [bandmember]Mike Gordon[/bandmember] (guitar), [bandmember]Plas Johnson[/bandmember] (saxophone) and [bandmember]Earl Palmer[/bandmember] (drums), probably with Plas’ brother [bandmember]Ray Johnson[/bandmember] on bass guitar.
-Later Routers recordings, which continued to be issued up to 1964 but with less commercial success, involved Mike Gordon, (guitar), [bandmember]Leon Russell[/bandmember] (piano) and [bandmember]Hal Blaine[/bandmember] (drums). The same group also recorded over the same period as [artist]The Marketts[/artist]. Various studio and touring versions of the band may also have included Mike Gordon, [bandmember]Pat and Lolly Vegas[/bandmember] (later of [artist]Redbone[/artist]), and [bandmember]Scott Engel[/bandmember] (later of [artist]The Walker Brothers[/artist]).+Later Routers recordings, which continued to be issued up to 1964 but with less commercial success, involved Mike Gordon, (guitar), [bandmember]Leon Russell[/bandmember] (piano) and [bandmember]Hal Blaine[/bandmember] (drums). The same group also recorded over the same period as [artist]The Marketts[/artist]. Various studio and touring versions of the band included Mike Gordon, [bandmember]Randy Viers[/bandmember] (later of [artist]Redbone[/artist]), and [bandmember]Scott Engel[/bandmember] (later of [artist]The Walker Brothers[/artist]).

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The Routers were an American instrumental musical group in the early 1960s. Formed in 1961 by Mike Gordon, the Routers recordings were the touring group and sessions musicians. The actual group consisted of Gordon, Randy Viers, Lynn Frazier and a was the touring group. The Routers first release in September 1962 was Let's Go (Pony), which reached # 19 on the Billboard charts. Its infectious “clap clap clap-clap-clap clap-clap-clap-clap Let's Go! " chant became a favorite of cheerleaders and crowds worldwide. The recording was instigated by record producer Joe Saraceno and his producing and songwriting partner Mike Gordon. Like many pop instrumentals recorded in Los Angeles, California at this time, such as those by Mike Gordon And The Agates, it involved Mike Gordon (guitar), Randy Viers (drums) and Lynn Frazier (sax), and Scott Walker on bass guitar. Later Routers recordings, which continued to be issued up to 1964 but with less commercial success, involved Mike Gordon, (guitar), Leon Russell (piano) and Hal Blaine (drums). The same group also recorded over the same period as The Marketts. Various studio and touring versions of the band included Mike Gordon, Randy Viers (later of Redbone), and Scott Engel (later of The Walker Brothers).