GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Greenwich’s Roger Glover!
Glover, who has owned a home in Greenwich, turns 70 on Monday. The British bassist, songwriter, and record producer was born November 30, 1945, in Brecon, Powys, Wales.
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 bass player and writer. He also wrote the guitar riff on "Maybe I'm a Leo."
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 including "Elements" (1978), "Mask" (1984), "Snapshot" (2002) and "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 2004, ITV Wales aired a TV special about him called "Roger Glover – Made in Wales."
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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