Glenn Hughes (musician)

Glenn Hughes (born 21 August 1951) is an English bassist and singer, best known for playing bass and performing vocals in funk rock band Trapeze and in the Mk. III and IV line-ups of Deep Purple,[1] as well as briefly fronting Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s. He is known by fans as "The Voice of Rock" due to his soulful and wide-ranging singing voice.[2]

Glenn Hughes
Hughes in 2019
Background information
Born (1951-08-21) 21 August 1951 (age 70)
Cannock, Staffordshire, England
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsBass, vocals
Years active1967–present
LabelsFrontiers, Pony Canyon, SPV, Yamaha, Zero
Associated acts
Websiteglennhughes.com

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. In 2016, Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple.[3]


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