Corey Glover

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Corey Glover
Corey Glover performing with Living Colour in 2016
Background information
Also known as Reverend Daddy Love
Born (1964-11-06) November 6, 1964 (age 52)
Brooklyn, New York City
Genres Heavy metal, jazz, funk, R&B,[1] alternative metal[2]
Occupation(s) Musician, Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, tambourine
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Living Colour, Galactic

Corey Glover (born November 6, 1964) is an American singer, guitarist and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of the rock band Living Colour and has toured as the vocalist for the funk band Galactic. As an actor, he is noted for playing Francis in the 1986 war movie Platoon.[3]


Glover was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He was an aspiring actor when guitarist Vernon Reid drafted him into Living Colour in 1985, reportedly after seeing Glover singing "Happy Birthday" at a friend's party.[4] He had appeared in a recruiting commercial for the United States Army, as Pvt. Francis in Oliver Stone's Vietnam war film, Platoon, and starred in a short-lived television series called Signs of Life.[5] He has also hosted various shows on VH1.

Living Colour found immediate success with the release of their debut album, Vivid in 1988. It eventually went platinum in April 1989 and again five years later.[6] The album's single "Cult of Personality" won the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance and the band was named Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards. Living Colour released two more albums (Time's Up and Stain) before splitting up in 1995. After the split, Glover started a solo career as Reverend Daddy Love and formed the band Vice with guitarist Mike Ciro.

Living Colour reunited on December 21, 2000 at CBGB's during a set by Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish's live drum 'n' bass duo, Headfake. Glover guested on three songs, and Vernon Reid joined them three songs into the set.[7] The reunion was followed by the release of the band's fourth studio album Collideøscope in October 2003.

In August 2006, Glover began co-headlining a national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, playing the role of Judas Iscariot opposite Ted Neeley.[8] He took the place of singer Carl Anderson, who had played Judas since 1971 alongside Neeley and was set to reprise the role, but had died of leukemia in 2004. The tour ran through 2010. Glover told Neeley that when he was a child, seeing the movie version of the show was what made him decide to be an entertainer.[9] In June 2008, Glover left the show to rejoin with Living Colour and to work on the new upcoming CD.

On September 15, 2009, Living Colour released their fifth studio album, The Chair in the Doorway.

In 2010, Glover began touring as the vocalist for the band Galactic.[10]

In 2011, Glover decided, through the use of Pledgemusic[11] to ask fans to participate in a follow-up to Hymns. Instead of going through a corporate entity and record executives, Glover asked fans to help fund his next recording, to be released by Fall 2012.[12]

Glover toured North America in 2012 with Galactic and Soul Rebels Brass Band. On March 29, 2012, the two bands appeared on the Conan O'Brien show on TBS .[13]

In November 2012, Glover released The Pledge through Pledgemusic – a Direct-To-Fan Project, which offers various incentives at different prices, as well as access to Pledger-Only items.

Solo discography[edit]

  • Sonic Adventure Remix (1998)
  • Hymns (1998)
  • Live at CBGB's 12/4/97 (1998)
  • Live at Wetland (1999)
  • The Pledge (2012)

Stage work[edit]

Corey Glover performing with Living Colour in 2012
  • Fallen Angel (1994)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar – Judas Iscariot (2006–2008)


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