Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes
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Background information
Born (1951-08-21) 21 August 1951 (age 67)
Cannock, Staffordshire, England, UK
GenresHard rock, funk rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, blues rock, pop rock, blue-eyed soul
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, Bass guitar, Guitar, Keyboards
Years active1967–present
LabelsFrontiers, Pony Canyon, SPV GmbH, Yamaha Music, Zero Corporation
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website

Glenn Hughes (also known as The Voice of Rock)[1] 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,[2] as well as briefly fronting Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s.

In addition to being an active session musician, Hughes also maintains a notable solo career. He currently fronts the supergroup Black Country Communion and fronted California Breed from late 2013 to early 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 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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