Gordon Haskell made his first record "Circles" as bassist with the group "Les Fleur de Lys" in 1966. Produced by Glyn Johns it has become a classic collector's disc. Glyn Johns went on to become one of the world's best record producers and set the standard that Gordon has always sought thereafter. It was during the 3 years with Fleur de Lys that Jimi Hendrix often played with the band unofficially. He made an album in 1969 for CBS 'Sail in My Boat' and then joined King Crimson recording 'Lizard' as bassist and vocalist. Neither projects were satisfying although they were successful. He was then signed by the president of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun. The producer was the highly acclaimed Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin/Norah Jones) and the album was called "It Is And It Isn't".