DEEP PURPLE made a dramatic advance when the (then) 20-year-old GLENN HUGHES was seconded from British funk-rockers Trapeze in mid-1973 to be bassist (and co-vocalist with David Coverdale) for the legendary rock group.
His first solo album “Play Me Out” (1977) was released before he joined Black Sabbath briefly, in the mid-1980s [Seventh Star with Tony Iommi .] He currently fronts the supergroup Black Country Communion and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 as a member of Deep Purple.
He states: “I’m excited to be touring the “Classic Deep Purple Live” in the UK in May 2019. I first toured Classic Deep Purple Live in Australia and New Zealand last year and it went down like a storm.”
Special guest on the tour will be Laurence Jones, tipped as the future of Blues Rock. When we saw Laurence’s live show, we thought it was a burning roister, with acid-drop rhythms and fantastic shine that lasted all the way through…
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