John Glascock is a brilliant bass player, the best in the business in rock…. opined Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore, a rock guitar legend in his own right who worked with iconic bassists aplenty including Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Jimmy Bain, John Paul Jones, and Bob Daisley…to cite a select few.
A multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist, the late John Glascock anchored Latin prog-rock ensemble Carmen (Fandangos in Space, Dancing on the Cold Wind), blues ensembles Toe Fat and Chicken Shack (Imagination Lady) and one of the more eclectic line-ups Jethro Tull from 1976-79.
Among the early adopters of Leo’s MusicMan Stingray bass in 1976 (or thereabouts), John was an engaging stage performer and a register leaping, plectrum purveying, dexterous pocket / melodic player. Among John’s additional weapons of choice included Fender Precision, and Gibson basses.Sadly, John passed at the age of 28 from congenital heart problems.
John Glascock Sound & Vision…
Carmen live from the Marquee in 1973: https://youtu.be/XJ1-hyRJSHY
Chicken Shack: “Crying Won’t Help You Now” https://youtu.be/YIS9y6jVsSU
“Quizz Kid” from Morgan Studios https://youtu.be/xrhI1urGpMM
“Too Old to Rock and Roll” and “Minstrel in the Gallery” live in ‘77 https://youtu.be/tfZ2ZTjPCt8
“Heavy Horses / Moth” https://youtu.be/_GL6F2M7-gA
“Hunting Girl” https://youtu.be/Q3n8cCZ-3Eo
Tony Senatore’s rendition of “Too Old to Rock and Roll” https://youtu.be/rXblEsDY7EA