ROGER GLOVER - DEEP PURPLE


Roger David Glover is a British bassist, songwriter and producer born in Wales, known as bassist for Deep Purple and Rainbow.

After experience with EPISODE SIX, he spent four glorious years (1969–1973) with Deep Purple, with their most successful albums as In Rock, Machine Head, Who Do We Think We Are and the live album Made in Japan.

Glover departed the band, along with Gillan, in the summer of 1973. Throughout the 1970s Glover produced albums by such acts as Judas Priest, Nazareth, Elf, Status Quo, the Ian Gillan Band and David Coverdale.

In 1974 Glover released his first solo album, The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast.

In 1978 Glover's second album followed: Elements. From 1979 to 1984 he was the bassist, lyricist and producer for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, working on four of the group's studio full lenght. In 1983 he recorded his third solo album, Mask, released in 1984.

Glover returned next to DP, his old band, where he's actually a member. In 1988 Glover, with Ian Gillan, recorded the side-project album Accidentally on Purpose.

Almost two decades later Glover played with Gillan during Gillan's brief solo tour in 2006. In 2002 Glover released his fourth post-DP album, entitled Snapshot, under the name Roger Glover and the Guilty Party.

In 2011 he released his second Guilty Party album, If Life Was Easy, which featured guest appearances by Nazareth's Dan McCafferty and Pete Agnew as well as Walther Gallay and Daniel "Sahaj" Ticotin. In 2001 Glover was among a host of bass players who contributed to Gov't Mule's double album The Deep End, recorded as a tribute to the late Allen Woody, Mule's original bassist.

Glover played on Deep Purple's "Maybe I'm a Leo", which was one of Woody's favourite songs.

On 3 May 2003, in New Orleans, Glover also took part in a special concert performed by Gov't Mule featuring appearances from all bass players who had contributed to The Deep End album.

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