dimanche 31 août 2014

Glenn Cornick est décédé à Hilo, Hawaii le 28 août!

Ian Anderson sur la page facebook de Jethro Tull:

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Glenn Cornick, bass player with Jethro Tull from the band’s inception 1968 until 1970. Of course, he had also played with the John Evan Band for the year during 1967 and so his contribution to the geographical transition from Blackpool to London and into the professional music scene was considerable.

Glenn was a man of great bonhomie and ready to befriend anyone – especially fellow musicians. Always cheerful, he brought to the early stage performances of Tull a lively bravado both as a personality and a musician.

His background in the beat groups of the North of England and his broad knowledge of music were always helpful in establishing the arrangements of the early Tull.

During the many years since then, Glenn continued to play in various bands and was a frequent guest at Tull fan conventions where he would join in with gusto to rekindle the musical moments of the early repertoire.

We will miss him hugely and our condolences go to his wife Brigitte and children.

Glenn Cornick: musician. April 23rd 1947 – August 29th 2014.

(notons que les sources officielles annoncent le décès à la date du 28)

Le bassiste aura participé aux trois premiers albums de Jethro Tull avant de quitter le groupe pour démarrer l'aventure Wild Turkey, un formidable band qui n'a jamais vraiment percé.
En 1974 Glenn communique: "After 4 years of playing together with no real success, when Gary left, it seemed hopeless to start again. I think we were all ready for a change."
Après le split, Cornick rejoint le band allemand Karthago, puis forme Paris avec, notamment, Bob Welch de Fleetwood Mac.
Paris n'aura vécu que le temps de deux albums.
1995 Wild Turkey se reforme avec un line-up différent et sort ' Stealer of Years', suivi plus tard par quelques enregistrements live.
En 1996 Glenn Cornick participe au Jethro Tull Tribute ' To Cry You A Song - A collection of Tull Tales' aux côtés de grands noms: Mick Abrahams,  Clive Bunker, comme lui original members of Tull plus e.a.  Keith Emerson, Phil Manzanera, Dave Pegg, John Wetton...

L'aventure prend fin en août 2014.