Happy Birthday To Greenwich’s Roger Glover

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Roger David Glover turns 68 on Saturday.

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Greenwich’s Roger Glover!

Roger David Glover, who has owned a home in Greenwich, turns 68 on Saturday. The British bassist, songwriter, and record producer was born November 30, 1945, in Brecon, Powys, Wales, U.K.

Glover formed his first band Madisons with a group of friends which later merged with a rival band to become Episode Six.

In 1969 he joined Deep Purple band as a basis player and writer which had their most successful releases in the albums, in Rock and Machine Head.

Throughout the 1970s, he went on to produce such acts as Judas Priest, Nazareth, Elf, the Ian Gillan Band, and David Coverdale.

In 1974, he released his first solo album, Butterfly Ball, and followed up with many solo albums like Elements (1978), Mask (1984), Snapshot (2002) & If Life Was Easy (2011).

From 1979 to 1984, he was the bassist, lyricist and producer for Ritchie Blackmore's solo band, Rainbow, working on four of the group's studio albums.

In 2008 he played bass on a charity single called "Lucy's Song" in London to support The Linda McCartney Cancer Centre.

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