Glenn Hughes

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by Glenn Hughes

Biography

21 August 1952, Cannock, Staffordshire, England. Hughes left school at the age of 15 to follow his dream of becoming a musician. He began playing lead guitar with the News in 1967, where he also sang, emulating his heroes Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Later he switched to bass guitar, inspired by James Jamerson from the Tamla/ Motown Records ‘house band’. These influences, married to a love of rock ‘n’ roll, led him to form Trapeze in 1968 with Dave Holland (drums) and... Read more

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hard rock
classic rock
rock
heavy metal
deep purple family
seen live
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