in Cannock on August 21, 1952,
Glenn Hughes, also known as “The
Voice of Rock”, is a bassist and vocalist who fronted the British funk rock band, Trapeze,
in the early 1970s before moving on in 1973
to join forces alongside David Coverdale
in the legendary Mk. III & IV line ups of Deep Purple.
Purple disbanded in 1976,
Hughes embarked on a solo career that, though marked by a number of sudden
stops and left turns along the way, continued to bear musical fruit with such
gems as Play Me Out, (his 1977
solo masterpiece, which also featured former Trapeze/future Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland
and Canadian guitarist Pat Travers), and
Hughes/Thrall, (the highly acclaimed
album he collaborated on with Automatic Man/Pat Travers guitarist, Pat Thrall, in 1982).
mid-1980s found Hughes moving from one
high-profile gig to the next, with albums recorded with bands and artists like Phenomena,(Phenomena and Phenomena II: Dream Runner), Gary Moore (Run For Cover), and Black Sabbath (Seventh Star). By the end of the 1980s,
however, an ongoing drug problem had
pretty well sidelined Hughes, and it wasn't until the early 1990s
that a clean, sober and fully rejuvenated Glenn Hughes returned to the scene in
a big way, performing on the world-wide mega hit “America: What Time is Love?”
with the KLF, and recording a phenomenal melodic
rock masterpiece with former Europe guitarist, John Norum, (Face The Truth), before re-embarking on an international solo
career that has kept him busy recording and touring ever since.
Hughes is on tour for his latest solo effort, Soul Mover
addition to collaborating, once again, with his longtime friend, Black Sabbath
guitarist Tony Iommi on Fused,
released in mid 2005.