Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes
Glenn Hughes 2012.jpg
Hughes in 2012
Background information
Born (1951-08-21) 21 August 1951 (age 68)
Cannock, Staffordshire, England, UK
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards
Years active1967–present
LabelsFrontiers, Pony Canyon, SPV GmbH, Yamaha Music, Zero Corporation
Associated actsFinders Keepers
WebsiteOfficial website

Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known for playing bass and performing vocals for funk rock pioneers Trapeze, the Mk. III and IV line-ups of Deep Purple,[1] as well as briefly fronting Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s. Hughes is also known by fans as "The Voice of Rock" due to his soulful and wide ranging singing voice. [2]

In addition to being an active session musician, Hughes also maintains a notable solo career. He currently fronts the supergroups Black Country Communion and The Dead Daisies and fronted California Breed from 2013 to 2015. On 8 April 2016, Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple.[3]

Early life

Hughes was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England on 21 August 1951. He fronted Finders Keepers in the 1960s as bassist/vocalist, as well as the British funk rock band Trapeze.[4] Hughes was recruited to replace Roger Glover as bassist in Deep Purple in 1973, though he considered himself more a vocalist than a bassist. He was reportedly uninterested in the Deep Purple job until some of the other members proposed that Paul Rodgers of Free be brought in as co-lead vocalist.[5]

Although the recruitment of Rodgers fell through, Hughes had now become interested in the "two-lead-singer thing", and David Coverdale was later hired as Deep Purple's lead vocalist.[5] The two would ultimately share lead vocal duties in the band for the next three albums, until the break-up of Deep Purple in 1976. Battling a severe cocaine addiction,[6][7] Hughes embarked on a solo career following his departure from the group, releasing his first solo album in 1977 called Play Me Out.[citation needed]

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