Ex Deep Purple man in Norwich

COLIN WILSON Glenn Hughes, golden-voiced former vocalist and bass player for rock legends Deep Purple, will be playing songs from his new album Soul Mover at the Waterfront, Norwich, on Wednesday, February 16.

COLIN WILSON

Glenn Hughes, golden-voiced former vocalist and bass player for rock legends Deep Purple, will be playing songs from his new album Soul Mover at the Waterfront, Norwich, on Wednesday, February 16.

Formerly bass player with Trapeze, Hughes rocketed to commercial fame and fortune with Deep Purple recording the classic album Burn with pioneer members Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Ian Paice and fellow newbie David Coverdale. The album went platinum and made him a millionaire at the age of 22.

In those halcyon days Hughes toured the world via Purple's own jet plane, The Starship, and recorded two more studio albums, Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band, before the band finally split in 1976.


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After Purple, Glenn went on to pursue a solo career beginning with the promising Play Me Out, although his continuing battle with substance abuse held him back from further commercial success.

Throughout his career, Glenn has worked with the best. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath has always been a great friend and the great Paul Rodgers dubbed Hughes “The Voice of Rock”.

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For a year, David Bowie lived in Glenn's house in LA and penned the classic Golden Years there.

This gig was originally scheduled for December and was to have featured Red Hot Chili Pepper's drummer Chad Smith – but it's unlikely Smith will be flying over due to his commitments with the Chilis.

Support comes from the Lizards featuring ex-Rainbow and Blue Oyster Cult drummer Bobby Rondinelli from the USA.

Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at £12.50 in advance are available in Norwich from UEA Union, Waterfront, Soundclash and HMV, the UEA box office on 01603 508050 or www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

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