|For the animal, see Crow (animal).|
Bernard Gordon, known professionally as Crow, is an English rock star heard in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto IV.
Events of GTA Vice City Stories
He has been famous since 1980 as the lead singer/tambourinist of Ambulance, a "power pop reggae afro-beat" band. He claims that his two bandmates (one named Trev) were his best friends since childhood. Crow got 80% of the band's royalties, and left the band in three days before a world tour after ugly arguments over said royalties. His first solo project was a 1984 charity concert in Africa (all according to the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories website).
Events of GTA San Andreas
Events of GTA Liberty City Stories
In 1998, he appears on LCFR having an interview with Melissa Chowder to promote his concert, Crowfest '98 at Liberty Memorial Coliseum. After playing a tape of their first meeting (about him influencing a native tribe in the jungles of Peru), Crow declares his love for her. In 2008, in a Grand Theft Auto IV television commercial, he announces a large concert in Iran (calling it a "reunion").
It is revealed during his interview in LCFR that he is using an unknown drug as an escape from reality.
Crow's single name, activism and love of tantric sex mean he is likely a parody of rock star Sting. His band The Ambulance may also be a reference to Sting's band The Police. The name Crow appears to be derived from professional wrestler Sting, who adopted a gimmick inspired by Brandon Lee's character from the 1993 film The Crow, including black facepaint.
- At an unknown point in time, he was in another band called The Toilet (according to the Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories website).
- Crow assumes the appearance of a pedestrian from GTA San Andreas, but without face paint. Ironically, this is the same pedestrian that is notable for bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kurt Cobain, the late singer/guitarist of grunge and rock band Nirvana.