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|Birth name||Glenn Douglas Barnard Cornick|
23 April 1947 |
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England
|Genres||Rock, blues rock|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar, organ|
|Years active||1962–1977, 1996-present|
|Associated acts||Jethro Tull
Cornick played bass in a number of bands before joining Jethro Tull, including Jailbreakers, The Vikings, Formula One, The Hobos, The Executives, and John Evan's Smash, and was one of Tull's founding members. He left the band in 1970, after the release of their third album, Benefit.
After leaving Jethro Tull, Cornick formed Wild Turkey in 1971, initially 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; but Weathers and Williams left to join Graham Bond's Magick before Wild Turkey recorded any material. They were replaced by Jon Blackmore (guitar and vocals) and Jeff Jones (ex-Man) (drums) who joined Cornick, Tweke and Gary to record Wild Turkey's first album Battle Hymn. The album was promoted on UK and US tours supporting Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi having briefly played with Cornick in Jethro Tull.
In 1972 Mick Dyche replaced Jon Blackmore, Steve Gurl joined on keyboards and the band recorded their second album Turkey. Early in 1974, Lewis left to join Man and Wild Turkey continued with one guitar player until Bernie Marsden joined. Kevin Currie then replaced Jones on drums, and three new tracks appeared on a four disc sampler Don't Dare to Forget. When Pickford-Hopkins left to join Rick Wakeman, it was decided to disband Wild Turkey in June 1974. Gurl and Marsden joined Babe Ruth.
Cornick then joined the German band, Karthago (not to be confused with the Hungarian band of the same name), with whom he recorded just one album Rock'N'Roll Testament before leaving to form Paris with guitarist Bob Welch (ex-Fleetwood Mac) and Thom Mooney (ex-Nazz) on drums. They recorded an eponymous album Paris in 1975, before Mooney was replaced by Hunt Sales (ex-Todd Rundgren's Runt), and in 1976 recorded Big Towne, 2061. When Paris disbanded in 1977, Cornick moved to the US where he currently resides.
In the mid 1990s Wild Turkey reformed to make an album, Stealer of Years, and perform at two Jethro Tull 'conventions'. Cornick (bass) was rejoined by Pickford-Hopkins (vocals), and Lewis (guitar) with new member Brian Thomas on drums.
In the early 2000s two live albums were released, and in 2006 the fourth studio album, You and Me in the Jungle, was recorded by Cornick, Pickford-Hopkins, Dyche and Gurl, who had all appeared on earlier albums. They were joined by Graham Williams (ex-Racing Cars) (guitar), John "Pugwash" Weathers (percussion) and Clive Bunker (ex-Jethro Tull) (drums) all of whom had played with Cornick in the past.
According to the Wild Turkey website "Glenn is currently working on new material in the hope that there might be a fifth Wild Turkey album!"
With Jethro Tull
With Wild Turkey
- Battle Hymn (1971)
- Turkey (1972)
- Don't Dare To Forget (1974) (3 new tracks on a 4 disc sampler)
- Stealer of Years (1996)
- Final Performance (2000)
- Live In Edinburgh (2001)
- You & Me in the Jungle (2006)
- Rock 'N' Roll Testament (1975) Bellaphon 288-09-036