This is intended to be a homage to very many musicians I've loved since I started listening to music. My intention is to tell what I know about them, hoping that those people who like them too, will help me fill numerous gaps, which I may have in their careers and discographies. Sorry, but there are no MP3 audio files here at all, just info (and love for the musicians).


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Friday, 11 March 2011

Chris Glen (bass)


BANDS:
  • Jade
  • BoWeevils
  • Mustard [1968]
  • Tear Gas [?-1972
  • The Sensational Alex Harvey Band [Aug 72-Oct 77]
  • Zal Band [Nov 77-Apr 78]
  • Chris Glen Band [1979-?]
  • Barriemore Barlow Band [1980]
  • Michael Schenker Group [Aug 80-Feb 84]
  • Operator [1984-May 85]
  • GMT [1985-Nov 85]
  • Ian Gillan Band [May 90-Oct 90]
  • The Party Boys
  • The Sensational Alex Harvey Band [1993]
      • The Sensational Alex Harvey Band [Sep 02] (Casual band - 1 gig)
  • Chris Glen Band [2008]
  • Michael Schenker Group [Jun 08-?]

BIOGRAPHY:

Great bassist, Chris Glen was born on November 11 (or November 6?), 1950 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.


JADE


First band I know from Chris Glen is Jade, with Jim Diamond, later to be more known in Bandit or Ph.D.:

JADE #?
?
Jim Diamond
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Any help?


BOWEEVILS


BoWeevils was a band from Scotland:

BOWEEVILS #?
?
David Batchelor
vocals
Zal Cleminson
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

But I haven´t any other info about them.


MUSTARD


Around 1968, this band, that later evolved into Tear Gas, was very known in its homebase, Glasgow.

MUSTARD #?
1968
Andy Mulvey
vocals
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Eddie Campbell
keyboards
Gilson Lavis
drums
Mustardê
Mustardê
Mustardê


TEAR GAS


They were basically Mustard, although they had some changes:

TEAR GAS #1
?-1970
êMustard
êMustard
êMustard
David Batchelor
vocals, keyboards
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Eddie Campbell
keyboards
Richard Monro
drums

This is Tear Gas in 1970, after their first change in the band:

TEAR GAS #2
1970-?
David Batchelor
vocals, keyboards
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Ted McKenna
drums

Sometime later, David Batchelor left the band (although he'll keep in touch with them, as we'll see).

David Batchelos was replaced by Ted's cousin, Hugh:

TEAR GAS #3
?-1972
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Hugh McKenna
keyboards, vocals
Ted McKenna
drums
The Sensational Alex Harvey Bandê
The Sensational Alex Harvey Bandê
The Sensational Alex Harvey Bandê
The Sensational Alex Harvey Bandê

After their second album, Tear Gas, they perform a vital step, teaming in August 1972 with the great singer Alex Harvey, resulting in the Sensational Alex Harvey Band.


THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND


Well, they really deserved that name:

THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND #1
Aug 72-Aug 77
êTear Gas
êTear Gas
êTear Gas
êTear Gas
Alex Harvey
vocals, guitar
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Hugh McKenna
keyboards, vocals
Ted McKenna
drums

They remained as a very stable lineup, from August 1972 to August 1977. They released eight albums with the same musicians.

Framed, their first album, contained the collaboration of Phil Kenzie on sax (later with Rod Stewart). With a cover of Willie Dixon's blues ´I just want to make love to you´.

For if someone wants to know, my Spanish LP copy of their album Next was butchered without including the title track, the Jacques Brel song ´Next´, due to censorship.

The impossible dream has excellent songs, as well as a rendition of ´The impossible dream´, from the musical score Man of La Mancha. My favourite songs are the terrific ´Vambo´, ´Tomahawk kid´ and the beautiful oldie-flavoured ´Sergeant Fury´.

Tomorrow belongs to me was produced by old bandmate David Batchelor.

Live contained a weird rendition of Tom Jones´ ´Delilah´.

Their next album, The penthouse tapes, also contained several covers: ´Goodnight Irene´ (by Huddie Leadbetter), ´Cheek to cheek´ (by Irving Berlin), ´Runaway´ (by Del Shannon), ´School's out´ (by Alice Cooper), and a live track. B.J. Cole appears in one track playing pedal steel guitar.

Along the years, several live albums have been released:

BBC Radio One in concert contains tracks from two different performances. One is from Paris Theatre in London, in 1972. And some other tracks are taken from 1973. Surprisingly, these 1973 tracks don't include Hugh McKenna on keyboards, but John Martin. Why? Can someone give me some info about it, please? The album is fantastic, with superb renditions of ´The faith healer´ and ´Midnight Moses´.

Live on the Test contains live archives from the ´Old Grey Whistle Test´ TV programme, hosted by ´Whispering´ Bob Harris, through the years, from 1973 through 1977.


THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND (WITHOUT ALEX)


You can guess by their name:

THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND #2
1976
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Hugh McKenna
keyboards, vocals
Ted McKenna
drums

In 1976, Alex Harvey was hospitalized due to some health problems, and the band continued without him. They released an album, Fourplay but Alex was brought back again a year later.


THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND (again)


Together again!!

THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND #3
1977-Aug 77
Alex Harvey
vocals, guitar
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Hugh McKenna
keyboards, vocals
Ted McKenna
drums

Finally, in August 1977, Hugh McKenna leaves the band.

Hugh McKenna was replaced by the great Tommy Eyre:

THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND #4
Aug 77-Oct 77
Alex Harvey
vocals, guitar
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums
Alex Harvey Bandê
Zalê
Zalê
Alex Harvey Bandê
Zalê

After a new album, Rock drill, in October 1977, Alex leaves again. But the main core of the band stayed together, while Alex formed a new band, taking Tommy Eyre with him.


ZAL BAND


It was November 1977, and Zal was the new leader, because he was the most famous face in the band (probably, due to makeup):

ZAL BAND #1
Nov 77-Apr 78
êThe Sensational Alex Harvey Band
êThe Sensational Alex Harvey Band
êThe Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Leroi Jones
vocals
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Billy Rankin
guitar
Ted McKenna
drums

After a British tour, they abandon the idea in April 1978.


CHRIS GLEN BAND


From about mid-79 to perhaps as late as mid-80, Chris Glen was living in Worthing, West Sussex. He was at the time playing with a lineup including these great musicians:

CHRIS GLEN BAND #?
1979-?
Steve Smith
harmonica
Lou Martin
keyboards
Rod De´Ath
drums
+ maybe others, unknown to me. Help!


BARRIEMORE BARLOW BAND


This was the second lineup for Barriemore Barlow Band around 1980:

BARRIEMORE BARLOW BAND #?
1980
Barriemore Barlow
drums
Robin Hill
guitar
David Allen
guitar
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Tandoori Cassetteê

They rehearsed for a while, but the band didn´t continue. Barlow formed Tandoori Cassette and Glen finally refused to join that new band.

Other info on members of Barriemore Barlow Band (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (1): Tommy Eyre
To be covered (3): David Allen, Barriemore Barlow, John Glascock
Not enough info (1): Robin Hill


AND THEN...


I don't know more info about what Chris did between April 1978 and August 1980. Any clue?


MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP


WOW! I still remember when I read about this new band. A superb lineup!

Michael Schenker gained his reputation as the guitarist in UFO, although he was before in another great band, Scorpions. When he left UFO, tried to form his own band (more details in my page about Denny Carmassi), but his first solo album was recorded with session musicians. After that album, he forms his live band in August 1980:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #2
Aug 80-Nov 81
Gary Barden
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
Paul Raymond
keyboards
Cozy Powell
drums

They recorded a studio album, called MSG, on Spring 1981, and later they released a fantastic live album One night at Budokan (originally a 2LP, now a 1CD but the Chrysalis CD edition misses one lenghty track, ´But I want more´, and all the fantastic inner photos, so beware!), recorded on August 12, 1981. They were dynamite live. But Michael Schenker never retained his musicians for a long time, and in November 1981, Raymond and Barden are fired.

MSG remain as a quartet in February 82, where an old Cozy bandmate appears here, Graham Bonnet:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #3
Feb 82-Apr 82
Graham Bonnet
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
Cozy Powell
drums

But Cozy starts having problem with Michael Schenker, and finally leaves, in April 1982.

In April 1982, former Chris Glen´s mate, Ted McKenna arrives to replace Cozy Powell. The SAHB rhythm section together again!:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #4
Apr 82-Aug 82
Graham Bonnet
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
Ted McKenna
drums

They record a new album, Assault attack, with former colleague Tommy Eyre guesting on keyboards, but even before it was released, Bonnet is fired from the band in August 1982.

Gary Barden comes back to his former role in Michael Schenker Group in August 1982:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #5
Aug 82-1982
Gary Barden
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
Ted McKenna
drums

Just some days after Barden is back, they played in Reading Festival, with a superb performance. A song from this set can be found in the collective 2LP, Reading rock (the track is ´Attack of the mad axeman´). They had a hidden keyboardist, but I don't know who he was (maybe Tommy Eyre or Andy Nye?).

Soon after, same year 1982, Andy Nye is an official member of the band:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #6
1982-?
Gary Barden
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
Andy Nye
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums

During the 1982 tour, it was recorded a BBC concert, that later was released in 1993 as BBC Radio One live in concert.

The band, as a quintet, tried to release Built to destroy, but the album was remastered in New York, with another guitarist added in some tracks, the great Derek St. Holmes. So, as far as I know, there must be two different editions: the European one, as a quintet, and the American one, with St. Holmes added in some tracks:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #7
?
Gary Barden
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
Derek St Holmes
guitar
Andy Nye
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums

Built to destroy was finally released. This lineup toured in Spain.

They released another live album, Rock will never die, with guest appearances by Scorpions guys Klaus Meine and Rudolph Schenker. And after only two months in the band, Derek St. Holmes is fired from the band, and his photo isn´t present in the live album. But this was the beginning of several changes, and soon after, the whole lineup is out of the band. Michael starts from the beginning.

Next reforcement for the band is great guitarist John Verity (from Argent), replacing Derek St Holmes during a tour:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #?
?
Gary Barden
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
John Verity
guitar
Andy Nye
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums

In January 1984, powerful singer Terry Wilson-Slesser is hired singing backing vocals for MSG only for that month:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #?
Jan 84-Feb 84
Gary Barden
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
Andy Nye
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums
Terry Wilson-Slesser
backing vocals

And, in February 1984, Chris Glen leaves.


OPERATOR


In 1984, rock magazines announced that Chris was putting together a band with Brian Robertson and Phil Taylor, both ex-Motorhead, and that they were searching for a lead singer.

OPERATOR #1
1984
Brian Robertson
guitar
Phil Taylor
drums

The following news were that Brian Robertson was fired from the band, and the new members were Robin McAuley (vocals, ex-Grand Prix) and Mick O'Donoghue (guitar, also ex-Grand Prix):

OPERATOR #2
?
Robin McAuley
vocals
Mick O´Donoghue
guitar
Phil Taylor
drums

They released their first single, ´One to one´ in 1985, for the Belgian label Mausoleum. I think they finally released a CD, but I'm not sure. Does anybody know?

This is another limeup for Operator/GMT, now augmented by fine keyboardist Phil Lanzon:

OPERATOR #?
Mar 85-May 85
Robin McAuley
vocals
Mick O´Donoghue
guitar
Phil Lanzon
keyboards
Phil Taylor
drums
GMTê
GMTê
GMTê

But they split in May 1985, with everyone except McAuley and Lanzon starting a new band, GMT.


GMT


GMT was born from the ashes of Operator:

GMT #1
1985-Nov 85
êOperator
êOperator
êOperator
Mick O´Donoghue
guitar
Phil Taylor
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Don´t know the names of other members (maybe Marcus Schleicher on guitar?).

The band split in November 1985.


AND THEN...


Next I know from Chris was in an interview to Brian Robertson in August 1987 in a Spanish magazine. He told that Chris was working as cab driver in London. Was it true? I don't know more things from Chris until 1990.


IAN GILLAN BAND



Ian Gillan Band; Tommy Eyre is the one on the left, followed by Chris Glen and Ian Gillan


This was the brand new band assembled by Ian Gillan to promote his solo album Naked thunder (released on July 1990).

The tour lasted from May 1990 to October 1990:

IAN GILLAN BAND #?
May 90-Oct 90
Ian Gillan
vocals
Steve Morris
guitar
Mick O´Donoghue
guitar
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums
Dave Lloyd
backing vocals, guitar

They released a live video, Ian Gillan live.

As Ian Gillan said in an interview, ´Chris and Ted are virtually the same person, after so many years working together´. They made their first tour, in Russia, and later, they played in Spain in October.


THE PARTY BOYS


The Party Boys started off when Ted McKenna approached Zal Cleminson and keyboardist Ronnie Leahy, and originally the bass and vocals were guests. At their peek, the bassist had stabilized with Chris Glen, and Nazareth's Dan McCafferty was appearing regularly. Fish (ex-Marillion) also guested a few times. Ronnie left when the whole idea of SAHB came in. Around this transformation time, old bandate Billy Rankin also sang for them:

THE PARTY BOYS #
Dan McCafferty
vocals
OR
Billy Rankin
vocals
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Ronnie Leahy
keyboards
The Sensational Alex Harvey Bandê
The Sensational Alex Harvey Bandê
Ted McKenna
drums
The Sensational Alex Harvey Bandê


THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND (again)


Finally, in 1993, The Party boys changed their name into this one again, thus including the original lineup minus Alex Harvey (who sadly died on February 4, 1982, in Zeebruggen, Belgium, while he was on tour):

THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND #4
1993
êThe Party Boys
êThe Party Boys
êThe Party Boys
Stevie Doherty
vocals
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Hugh McKenna
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums

They released a live album, Live in Glasgow 1993, after dissolving again.


AND THEN...


I haven´t info about Chris Glen´s musical projects for a very long period. Can someone help me with info, please?


THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND (again)


In September 2002, it was held a special concert in benefit of singer Frankie Miller. The Sensational Alex Harvey played in the concert, with their mate Billy Rankin as lead singer:

THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND #?
Sep 02
Billy Rankin
vocals
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Hugh McKenna
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums


CHRIS GLEN BAND


Around February 2008, we find Chris Glen fronting his own band:

CHRIS GLEN BAND #?
2008
Brian McFie
guitar
Jon Morrison
guitar
Andy May
keyboards
Ross McFarlane
drums


MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (again)


In June 2008, Michael Schenker announces that old mate Chris Glen is back in the band:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #?
Jun 08-Aug 08
Gary Barden
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
Wayne Findlay
keyboards
Chris Slade
drums

And in August 2008, Michael Schenker brings back another former member, Ted McKenna:

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP #?
Aug 08-?
Gary Barden
vocals
Michael Schenker
guitar
Wayne Findlay
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums

DISCOGRAPHY: (43 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (30 credits)
  • Piggy go getter - Tear Gas (November 1970)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen
    • Producer: Tony Chapman
  • Tear Gas - Tear Gas (August 1971)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna
    • Guests: Ronnie Leahy
  • Framed - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (December 1972)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
    • Guests: Bud Beadle, Phil Kenzie
  • Next - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (November 1973)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
    • Producer: Phil Wainman
    • Comments: The album was initially to be called I was a teenage idol.
  • The Impossible dream - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (1974)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
    • Guests: Vicky Silva
    • Producer: (RIP: Derek Wadsworth)
  • Tomorrow belongs to me - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (1975)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
    • Guests: Barry St John, Liza Strike (RIP: Vicki Brown)
  • Sensational Alex Harvey Band live - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (September 1975) (LIVE)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
    • Guests: B J Cole
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1975.
  • The Penthouse tapes - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (March 1976)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
    • Guests: B J Cole
  • Stories - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (July 1976)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
  • Fourplay - Sensational Alex Harvey Band without Alex (February 1977)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna
  • Rock drill - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (March 1978)

  • MSG - The Michael Schenker Group (September 1981)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Paul Raymond (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: Ron Nevison
  • One night at Budokan - The Michael Schenker Group (February 1982) (LIVE)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Paul Raymond (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Comments: The CD edition has one track missing: ´But I want more´.
  • Assault attack - The Michael Schenker Group (October 1982)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Graham Bonnet, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna
    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Martin Birch
    • Comments: Around April 1982, great axeman Michael Schenker had The SAHB rhythm section together in his band (Chris Glen and Ted McKenna): Graham Bonnet (vocals) Michael Schenker (guitar) Chris Glen (bass) Ted McKenna (drums) So when they started recording a new album, Assault attack, former colleague Tommy Eyre was called to play keyboards.
  • Built to destroy - MSG (October 1983)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna, Andy Nye
  • Rock will never die - The Michael Schenker Group (1984) (LIVE)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna, Andy Nye, Derek St Holmes
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1983.
  • War games (MINI) - GMT (1985)

    • Members: Chris Glen, Mick O´Donoghue (RIP: Phil Taylor)
    • Comments: Mini-LP.
  • One to one (SINGLE) - GMT (1985)

    • Members: Chris Glen, Robin McAuley, Mick O´Donoghue (RIP: Phil Taylor)
  • Ian Gillan live - Gillan (1990) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Live video recorded live in the Naked Thunder tour (and later reissued in DVD, under a new title, Classic rock legends, but missing two songs, ´Puget Sound´ and ´Sweet Lolita´, so beware).
  • BBC Radio One live in concert - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (September 1991) (LIVE)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
  • BBC Radio One live in concert - Michael Schenker Group (1993) (LIVE)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna, Andy Nye
    • Comments: Live album recorded at Reading Rock Festival in 1982, I think (don´t have the album).
  • Live in Glasgow 1993 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (April 1994) (LIVE)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna
  • Reactivate live - The Michael Schenker Group (October 2002) (LIVE)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna, Andy Nye, Paul Raymond (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset containing live recordings. The dates are: November 1980, December 1980, Autumn 1980 and January 1984. While the first three albums feature the lineup with Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Paul Raymond and Cozy Powell, the 4th disc (the one from January 1984) features a concert with Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Andy Nye and Ted McKenna.
  • Back to attack live - The Michael Schenker Group (May 2003) (LIVE)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna, Andy Nye, Paul Raymond (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset comprising live recordings from January 1984, December 1983 and June 1981. The first three albums feature the lineup with Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Andy Nye and Ted McKenna. The 4th disc features a concert with .Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Chris Glen, Paul Raymond and Cozy Powell.
  • British tour ´76 - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (November 2004) (LIVE)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Alex Harvey)
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1976.
  • Hot city - the 1974 unreleased album - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (October 2008)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
    • Producer: Shel Talmy
    • Comments: This album, as the title explains, was recorded in 1974, but it was finally shelved. Now, in 2008, we can listen to it for the first time, although some of the tracks had already been used in later albums, such as The impossible dream.
  • Live At The BBC - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (February 2009) (LIVE)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
  • Temple of rock - Michael Schenker (September 2011)

    • Members: Carmine Appice, Chris Glen, Robin McAuley, Neil Murray, Simon Phillips, Paul Raymond, Elliott Rubinson, Michael Schenker, Chris Slade, Doogie White
    • Guests: Don Airey, Brian Tichy, Leslie West
    • Comments: There´s a limited First edition containing two bonus tracks.
  • Live on the Test - Sensational Alex Harvey Band ( - ) (LIVE)

  • Zalvation - Sensational Alex Harvey Band ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (6 credits)
  • Big hits and close shaves - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (1977)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
  • Collectors item - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (1980)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
  • The Best of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (1984)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
  • The Legend - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (1985)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna (RIP: Alex Harvey)
  • Into the arena 1972-1995 - Michael Schenker Group (December 2000)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Francis Buchholz, Chris Glen, Steve Mann, Robin McAuley, Ted McKenna, Phil Mogg, Rocky Newton, Andy Nye, Andy Parker, Mitch Perry, Simon Phillips, Jeff Pilson, Herman Rarebell, Paul Raymond, Bodo Schopf, Pete Way (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: James Kottak + Don Airey, Chick Churchill, Mo Foster (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Martin Birch, Dieter Dierks, Frank Filipetti, Roger Glover, Leo Lyons, Ron Nevison (RIP: Andy Johns, Conny Plank)
  • Essential Michael Schenker Group - Michael Schenker Group ( - )

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna, Andy Nye, Simon Phillips, Paul Raymond, Derek St Holmes (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Mo Foster, Billy Nicholls, Stephen Stills (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Martin Birch, Jeff Daniel, Roger Glover, Ron Nevison
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (3 credits)
  • Can´t stop now / Jump out the window (SINGLE) - Billy Rankin (1979)

    • Members: Billy Rankin
    • Guests: Chris Glen + Pete Phipps (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Guitarist, he was a member of Nazareth and Zal Band. He released these two singles in 1979, with this lineup:
      Billy Rankin (vocals, guitar)
      Chris Glen (bass)
      Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
      Pete Phips (drums)
  • I wanna spend my life with you / Jump out the window (SINGLE) - Billy Rankin (1979)

    • Members: Billy Rankin
    • Guests: Chris Glen + Pete Phipps (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Guitarist, he was a member of Nazareth and Zal Band. He released these two singles in 1979, with this lineup:
      Billy Rankin (vocals, guitar)
      Chris Glen (bass)
      Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
      Pete Phips (drums)
  • Tilt - Cozy Powell (1981)

    • Members: Frank Aiello, Don Airey, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray (RIP: Cozy Powell + Jack Bruce, Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Jeff Beck, Chris Glen + Mel Collins, John Cook, Elmer Gantry, Kirby Gregory, David Sancious
    • Comments: Tilt was recorded during Spring 1981, with lots of former bandmates. The complete personnel list is: Cozy Powell + Elmer Gantry (vocals, from Stretch) Frank Aiello (vocals) Jeff Beck (guitar) Gary Moore (guitar) Bernie Marsden (guitar) Kirby (guitars, from Stretch) Jack Bruce (bass) David Sancious (keyboards, from Jack Bruce Band) Don Airey (keyboards) John Cook (keyboards, from Stretch) Chris Glen (bass) Neil Murray (bass) Mel Collins (sax)
    • My opinion: I love this album. It contains the song who started my love for Gary Moore, ´Sunset´. A very beautiful and slow instrumental, it's magical! I also enjoy a lot the song ´The blister´, with a terrific rhythm by Cozy, Don Airey and Gary Moore. Don plays just in those two tracks, ´Sunset´ and ´The blister´.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Reading Rock - VVAA (1982) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Richard Bailey, Steve Cherry, Clive Edwards, Fish, Chris Glen, Rob Hawthorn, Jackie Lynton, Bernie Marsden, Andy Nye, Michael Schenker (RIP: Randy California)
    • Comments: A double live album recorded live from that festival, although this is not 100% true. Some tracks weren't really recorded there (the UFO track, for example. They even didn't play there!). There are two different editions of the album. Some albums include a Whitesnake track, while my edition includes a Twister Sister track (two tracks by them, really). The list of bands featured is: Whitesnake (a track from 1979), Terraplane, Marillion, Jackie Lynton, Budgie, Chinatown, Randy California, Stampede, Michael Schenker Group (with Chris Glen), Just Good Friends, UFO (a track from 1980), Grand Prix, and Spider. Bernie Marsden & SOS play the song ´SOS´. By the way, that festival also held the appearance of a Spanish band, Baron Rojo, although they aren't featured in this album.
SESSIONS (3 credits)
  • Rio Grande - Eddy Mitchell (June 1993)

    • Guests: Steve Donnelly, Michel Gaucher, Chris Glen, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Clayton Ivey, Bill Liesegang, Graham Walker, Snowy White, Reggie Young (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love)
    • Comments: Eddy Mitchell is a French singer quite famous in his country. He has a long discography, but this is a special album. Part of the sessions were held in London, and the rest of the album was recorded in Alabama. The British sessions (5 songs) feature great names: Snowy White (guitar), Billy Liesegang (guitar), Steve Donnelly (guitar), Chris Glen (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone), Andrew Love (sax), Graham Walker (drums).
      The American sessions were held at legendary Muscle Shoals Studios, with the usual personnel there: the fantastic Reggie Young (guitar), Will McFarland (guitar), David Hood (bass), Roger Hawkins (drums), and again: Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone) and Andrew Love (sax).
  • Yin - Fish (1995)

    • Members: Fish + Robin Boult, Mark Brzezicki, Hal Lindes, Ted McKenna, Foss Paterson, David Paton, Mickey Simmonds, Dave Stewart, Frank Usher (RIP: Kevin Wilkinson)
    • Guests: Sam Brown, Zal Cleminson, John Giblin, Chris Glen, Steve Howe, Luis Jardim, Hugh McKenna, Tessa Niles, Gavyn Wright
    • Producer: Jon Kelly
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig
  • Prohibition - Gwyn Ashton (March 2006)


QUESTIONS:

01. Did Chris play in a project with Terry Wilson-Slesser after leaving MSG?

02. Was Robin McAuley a member of GMT too?

03. Was Chris Glen a member of Statetrooper (with Gary Barden)?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 8


Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

Assorted links:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 7
Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Chris Glen, please, also write me with the link.
  • Ian Gillan - Smoke On The Water
  • Ian Gillan live, probably 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - When A Blind Man Cries
  • Ian Gillan live in 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Demon´s Eye
  • Ian Gillan live in 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Puget Sound
  • Ian Gillan live in 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Gut Reaction
  • Ian Gillan live, probably 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Puget Sound
  • Ian Gillan live, probably 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Living For The City
  • Ian Gillan live, probably 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Gwyn Ashton: for info about Chris playing in one of his albums (2005).
  • Marcus Schleicher: for info on Chris (2007).
  • Andy Nye: for writing me (2003).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Roger Cloake: for very interesting info about Chris Glen during 1979 and 1980 (2003).
  • Chris Kenny: for info on Chris (2002).
  • Hermann Braunschmidt: for his incredible, wonderful presents (1999).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: for asking to include Chris in the Olympus, as well as for all his info about SAHB as well as scans (1998).
  • Joe Geesin: for info about Party Boys.
  • Neil 'WhytePunk': for help and kindness.
  • boB Jordan: for help and kindness.
  • Colin Cattanach: for his kind message.
  • Wade McDaniel: for his kind message.
  • Jeff Swick: for signing my old guestbook (1998).
  • Juan Grela: for info on Chris and GMT (2003).
  • John Robin: for info on Jade (2004).
  • Dylan Thomas: for info on Barriemore Barlow band with Chris (2014).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    15/December/2016 - Added info about Barriemore Barlow Band. Thanks to Dylan Thomas.
    11/March/2011 - Page added to the blog.
    12/February/1998 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Chris Glen mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Ted McKenna (32)
    Zal Cleminson (23)
    Hugh McKenna (19)
    Alex Harvey (17)
    Michael Schenker (12)
    Tommy Eyre (10)
    Gary Barden (9)
    Andy Nye (8)
    David Batchelor (7)
    Cozy Powell (7)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 12/February/1998 - Last modified on: 15/December/2016. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

    1 comment:

    1. Information about "The Jade": In the lineup was Chris Glen (bass and "The Sensational Alex Harvey Band") and Jim Lacey (lead guitar) who later joined The Alan Bown Set

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