Glenn Gregory

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Glenn Gregory
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Gregory performing in 2014
Background information
Birth name Glenn Peter Gregory
Born (1958-05-16) 16 May 1958 (age 56)
Origin Sheffield, England
Genres Electronic, synthpop, new wave
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, saxophone
Years active 1979–present
Labels Virgin Records, Just Music
Associated acts Heaven 17, ABC, Honeyroot, Ugly

Glenn Gregory (born Glenn Peter Gregory 16 May 1958, Sheffield, England[1]) is an English musician. A founding member of Heaven 17, he was partly responsible for hit records such as "Temptation".

Gregory had known the founding members of The Human League for many years. He had been singing and playing bass in bands with Ian Craig Marsh since 1973. In early 1981 he was contacted by Martyn Ware after the original membership of The Human League split, and was asked to join Heaven 17.[2]

He married the singer Sarah Osborne of the Belgian pop group Allez Allez.

In 1984 Gregory sang on the Band Aid single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?", singing the line "No rain nor rivers flow".

Outside of Heaven 17, Gregory has been a member of the bands Ugly and Honeyroot, as well as working with ABC, Tina Turner, Grace Jones, Propaganda, Terence Trent D'Arby, Ultravox, La Roux and John Lydon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glenn Gregory at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Glenn Gregory interview". Entertainment. BBC South Yorkshire. Retrieved 13 November 2008. 

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