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Born: April 23, 1947
Bass, Hammond Organ
Played: 1967-1970

albums
> This Was
> Stand Up
> Benefit
> Living in the Past
> Living with the Past CD
> Living with the Past DVD

quick fact
Glenn played in the Tull ancestral band "John Evan's Smash" and after leaving Tull, formed the group "Wild Turkey." While disbanding in the early 70's, the band reformed in 1996.

latest update
Glenn and "Wild Turkey" released "Live in Edinburgh" in 2001.

See Glenn's website at http://www.cornick.org for the latest news.


Glenn Cornick

Glenn Cornick. Photo copyright www.cornick.org. Used with permission.Glenn was born on the 23rd April, 1947, in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.

He attended Grammar school in that town, before taking up guitar, aged fifteen. Turning to the bass a year later, he left home and the local band scene and fled to the brighter city lights of Blackpool.

Glenn played with a number of Blackpool-based groups including "The Executives", a regular club band which played the hotels and clubs on a regular and almost professional basis.

He joined the John Evan's Smash Band in 1966 just before the point when the group was to attempt the brave move to seek full-time work in the south of England as a seven-piece Blues and Soul Band.

After the other band members called it a day (having endured two whole weeks in abysmal circumstances in Luton, Bedfordshire), Glenn and Ian Anderson decided to continue with Mick Abrahams and Clive Bunker, two semi-heroes of the local music scene, in the band which was to become, after various name changes, Jethro Tull in February, 1968.

"This Was", "Stand Up" and "Benefit" were to feature the personable and idiosyncratic style of Glenn Cornick during the next three years in which he played his important role in the early years of Tull.

Ever the party animal, Glenn grew apart from the other band members during 1970. This was a reflection, not of Glenn's social waywardness, but of the reclusive and insular nature of the other guys' rather private and atypical lifestyles.

Glenn was "invited to leave" by manager Terry Ellis but given due support and encouragement to form his own Chrysalis Records signed band "Wild Turkey" which enjoyed some success with records and tours supporting, amongst others, Jethro Tull.

He then moved, first to Berlin, and later to the US where he formed "Paris" with Bob Welch, ex-Fleetwood Mac. This partnership continued until 1977 when Glenn gave up music for about ten years, becoming the sales manager of a food company.

Glenn continues to play music today in a variety of projects, including a reformed Wild Turkey who have released three more albums, including "Live in Edinburgh" (2001).

Glenn is a frequent visitor to J.T. fan conventions around the world. And, curiously, he is the only one of the early Tulls to still look, a little anyway, like his original press photos.

 

 


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