Glenn Cornick of Jethro Tull Autograph #2
Born (23 April 1947 – 28 August 2014) was a British bass player. Best known as a founding member of the British band Jethro Tull. Rolling Stone has called his playing with Tull as “stout, nimble underpinning. The vital half of a blues-ribbed, jazz-fluent rhythm section.
Cornick attended Barrow-in-Furness Grammar School for Boys and then moved to Blackpool. The first group Glenn Cornick played with was “The Executives”. A group that played cover versions of famous songs in clubs and pubs. Later, he joined a soul band called John Evan Smash in which Ian Anderson and guitarist Mick Abrahams were members. Drummer Clive Bunker then joined them to form Jethro Tull.
Cornick toured and recorded with Jethro Tull from late 1967 to late 1970. He played in the three first studio albums of the band. This Was, Stand Up and Benefit, playing an important role in the arranging of the music. Being one of the few members of Jethro Tull with some musical learning. During his time with the band, he established his stage persona. Strong virtuosity and remarkable music competence.
After leaving Jethro Tull, Cornick played as a session musician for Leigh Stephens on his 1971 album And a Cast of Thousands. In the same year, he formed Wild Turkey. With: Graham Williams (guitar), Alan ‘Tweke’ Lewis (guitar). John “Pugwash” Weathers (ex-Pete Brown & Piblokto!) (drums) and Gary Pickford-Hopkins (ex-Eyes of Blue) on vocals. Weathers and Williams left to join Graham Bond’s Magick before Wild Turkey recorded any material. Weathers joined the progressive rock band Gentle Giant. They were replaced by Jon Blackmore (guitar and vocals). Jeff Jones (ex-Man) (drums) who joined Cornick.