Here is Glenn Hughes live in 1969, age 17, with Trapeze at the now defunct club, LaFayette, in Wolverhampton, England.
Trapeze, the 5-piece band, were at that time made up of Glenn Hughes, Mel Galley, Dave Holland, Johnny Jones and Terry Rowley.
Glenn Hughes performing "Medusa" and "Catch The Rainbow" live and acoustic on Spanish RNE Radio 3, on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.
Black Country Communion the Anglo/American rock supergroup featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple Black Sabbath, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) and blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, today confirmed the track listing and release date of their debut album “Black Country“.
Released by Mascot Records in the UK and the rest of Europe on Monday September 20th, followed by a North American release through J&R Adventures on Tuesday September 21st, the album was produced and mixed by Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin), and mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig.
All songs are sung by Glenn Hughes, with the exception of Song Of Yesterday and The Revolution In Me which are both sung by Joe Bonamassa. Hughes and Bonamassa share lead vocals on Sista Jane and Too Late For The Sun. Also included is a new version of Medusa, the rock classic Hughes originally recorded with his first band Trapeze.
Album Track Listing:
1. Black Country
2. One Last Soul
3. The Great Divide
4. Down Again
6. Song Of Yesterday
7. No Time
9. The Revolution In Me
10. Stand (At The Burning Tree)
11. Sista Jane
12. Too Late For The Sun
Essential Black Country Communion links:
Some ultra-rare colour vision of the DEEP PURPLE MKIV line-up playing in Houston, Texas, USA in February 1976 has recently been discovered, in addition to, some classic TRAPEZE footage from the ‘reunion’ tour in 1976. Both are only a few minutes in length, but a find nonetheless!
It all takes place @ HOUSE OF BLUES, Sunset Strip (Hollywood) in Los Angeles, as part of the “King of the Blues” Guitar Center contest finals. Tickets can be had through the Ticketmaster link below:
A couple of long lost photos have resurfaced from the November 9th, 1972 gig at Agora in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
You can check ’em out in all their glory here:
Some extremely sad news to report this morning, in fact, we’ll let Glenn tell you directly.
I am so very sad to report the passing of my oldest friend Mel. He drifted into his Golden sleep @ 10pm last night. He is now with his higher power…he has come home.
I will cherish his memory and all the things that Mel shared with me in his full and rich life…but most of all, he showed me to live like a man. He took my hand as a boy and walked me thru my earliest chapters as a young musician….he alone is responsible 4 my career as a working musician/singer-songwriter.
Let’s all remember Mel with love in our hearts and he wanted you all 2 know how overcome he was with the Global outpouring of love 4 him…he said to me “I had no idea, how many people cared and loved me”…..he was the man, he was my childhood
idol along with Jimi and Eric.
You are the Music.
I’ll see you in the Garden one day and I will recognise you as my brother…..