Saturday, August 30, 2014

Glenn Cornick dead at 67

Glenn Cornick
April 23, 1947-August 29, 2014

Original Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick passed away on Thursday at his home in Hilo, Hawaii from congestive heart failure. Cornick was 67 years old. Cornick was one of the founding members of Jethro Tull, along with singer/flutist Ian Anderson, guitarist Mick Abrahams and drummer Clive Bunker. Cornick played on the band's first three albums, This Was, Stand Up and Benefit before leaving in 1970. After leaving Tull, Cornick formed his own group Wild Turkey.  In the mid 1970s, he and former Fleetwood Mac guitarist formed the supergroup Paris. Before his death, Cornick was receiving hospice care according to his son Drew. Cornick is survived by his wife Briggette, his sons Drew and Alex, and his daughter Molly. 

I'm saddened to hear of Glenn's passing. Those first three Tull albums are great classic rock albums, especially Stand Up. I'm also a fan of the first Paris album. 

Rest in peace, Glenn. 

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