Born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England on August 21, 1952, Glenn Hughes, also known as "The Voice of Rock", is a bassist and vocalist who fronted Finders Keepers (band) in the 1960s, the British funk rock band, Trapeze (band), he was the lead vocalist for Black Sabbath in the mid 1980s and he joined forces alongside David Coverdale in the Deep Purple#Personnel and discography of Deep Purple.
After 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 (band)/future Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland (drummer) 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).
The mid-1980s found Hughes moving from one high-profile gig to the next, with albums recorded with bands and artists like Phenomena (band),("Phenomena" and "Phenomena II: Dream Runner"), Gary Moore ("Run For Cover"), and Black Sabbath ("Seventh Star", though this was to have been a solo album by Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and only came out as a Sabbath album due to record label pressure). By the end of the 1980s, however, an ongoing Drug abuse 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 The KLF, and recording a phenomenal melodic rock masterpiece with former Europe (band) guitarist, John Norum, ("Face The Truth"), before re-embarking on an international solo career that has kept him busy recording and touring ever since.In 1999, Glenn Hughes did a 4-5 city tribute tour in Texas, with Tommy's brother Johnny (of Black Oak Arkansas) on drums, playing Tommy Bolin songs.
Hughes supported with a massive European tour for his "Soul Mover" album, in addition to collaborating, once again, with his longtime friend, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi on the album Fused (Tony Iommi album) released in mid 2005.
2006 sees the release of Music For The Divine a record featuring again Red Hot Chili Peppers Members Chad Smith as well as John Frusciante. Another 30+ dates europen tour followed in the autumn 2006.
Play Me Out (1977) L.A. Blues Authority Volume II: Glenn Hughes - Blues (1992) From Now On... (1994) Burning Japan Live (1994) Feel (1995) Addiction (1996) Greatest Hits: The Voice Of Rock (1996) (compilation) Talk About It (EP) (1997) (previously-unreleased live and acoustic tracks) The God Of Voice: Best Of Glenn Hughes (1998) (compilation) The Way It Is (1999) From The Archives Volume I - Incense & Peaches (2000) Return Of Crystal Karma (2000) A Soulful Christmas (2000) Days Of Avalon (2001) (first official solo video release) Building The Machine (2001) Different Stages...Best Of Glenn Hughes (2002) Songs In The Key Of Rock (2003) Soulfully Live In The City Of Angels (DVD and CD) (2004) Soul Mover (2005) Freak Flag Flyin' (2005) Music For The Divine (2006)
With Finders Keepers
Sadie, The Cleaning Lady (single) (1968)
With Trapeze (band)
Trapeze (1970 album) (1970) Medusa (Trapeze album) (1970) You Are the Music...We're Just the Band (1972) Welcome to the Real World (Trapeze album) - live 1992 (1993) High Flyers: The Best of Trapeze - best of 1970-1976 (1996) On the Highwire - best of 1970-1994 (2003)
With Deep Purple
Burn (album) (1974) Live in London (1974) Stormbringer (album) (1974) Made in Europe (1975) Come Taste the Band (1975) Last Concert in Japan (1976) Singles A's & B's (1993) On The Wings of a Russian Foxbat: Live In California 1976 (1995) California Jamming: Live 1974 (1996) Mk. III: The Final Concerts (1996) Days May Come and Days May Go, The California Rehearsals, June 1975 (2000) 1420 Beachwood Drive, The California Rehearsals, Part 2 (2000) This Time Around: Live in Tokyo (2001)
Roger Glover And Guests - The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast (1974) Jon Lord - Windows (1974) Tommy Bolin - Teaser (1975) Various Artists - The Wizard's Convention (1976) Pat Travers - Makin' Magic (1977) 4 On The Floor - same (1979) Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981) Hughes/Thrall - same (1982) Night Ranger - Midnight Madness (1983) Heaven - Where Angels Fear To Tread (1983) Phenomena - same (1985) Gary Moore - Run For Cover (1985) Black Sabbath featuring Tony Iommi - Seventh Star (1986) Various Artists - Dragnet (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1987) Phenomena II - Dream Runner (1987) Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue (1989) XYZ - same (1989) Notorious - same (1990) Various Artists - Music From And Inspired By The Film Highlander II: The Quickening (1990) L.A. Blues Authority - same (1991) The KLF - America: What Time Is Love? (single) (1992) Lynch Mob - same (1992) John Norum - Face The Truth (1992) Geoffrey Downes/The New Dance Orchestra - Vox Humana (European version) (1993) Sister Whiskey - Liquor And Poker (1993) Marc Bonilla - American Matador (1993) George Lynch - Sacred Groove (1993) Stevie Salas - Stevie Salas Presents: The Electric Pow Wow (1993) Mötley Crüe - S/T album: "Misunderstood"(1994) Manfred Ehlert's Amen - same (1994) Various Artists - Smoke On The Water: A Tribute (1994) L.A. Blues Authority Volume V - Cream Of The Crop: A Tribute (1994) Hank Davison & Friends - Real Live (1995) Brazen Abbot - Live And Learn (1995) Wet Paint - Shhh..! (1995) Richie Kotzen - Wave Of Emotion (1996) Liesegang - No Strings Attached (1996) Asia - Archiva 1 (1996) Various Artists - To Cry You A Song: A Collection Of Tull Tales (1996) Various Artists - Dragon Attack: A Tribute To Queen (1996) Amen - Aguilar (1996) Glenn Hughes/Geoff Downes - The Work Tapes (1998) Glenn Hughes, Johnnie Bolin & Friends - Tommy Bolin: 1997 Tribute (1998) Stuart Smith - Heaven And Earth (1998) Various Artists - Humanary Stew: A Tribute To Alice Cooper (1999) Various Artists - Encores, Legends & Paradox: A Tribute To The Music Of ELP (1999) The Bobaloos - The Bobaloos (1999) Niacin - Deep (1999) Erik Norlander - Into The Sunset (2000) Tidewater Grain - Here On The Outside (2000) Voodoo Hill - same (2000) Craig Erickson Project - Shine (2000) Nikolo Kotzev - Nostradamus (2001) Max Magagni - Twister (2001) Various Artists - Stone Cold Queen: A Tribute (2001) Various Artists - Another Hair Of The Dog - A Tribute To Nazareth (2001) Various Artists - Let The Tribute Do The Talking - A Tribute To Aerosmith (2001) Ape Quartet - Please Where Do We Live? (2001) Voices of Classic Rock - Voices For America (2001) Ellis - Ellis Three (E-III) (2001) HTP (Hughes Turner Project) - same (2002) HTP (Hughes Turner Project) - Live In Tokyo (2002) The Alchemist - Songs From The Westside (2002) An All Star Lineup Performing The Songs Of Pink Floyd - same (2002) Ryo Okumoto - Coming Through (2002) Jeff Scott Soto - Prism (2002) Various Artists - Influences & Connections, Volume 1, Mr.Big (2003) HTP (Hughes Turner Project) - 2 (2003) Chris Catena - Freak Out! (2003) Rata Blanca/Glenn Hughes Vivo (2003) Aina (band) - Days of Rising Doom (2003) Voodoo Hill - Wild Seed Of Mother Earth (2004) Tony Iommi - The 1996 DEP Sessions (2004) Tony Iommi - Fused (Tony Iommi album) (2005) Phenomena - Psycho Fantasy (2006) Moonstone Project - Time To Take A Stand (2006) The Lizards - Against All Odds (2006) Quiet Riot - Rehab (2006)
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