John Glascock (Jethro Tull, Chicken Shack)


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:


Chicken Shack: “Crying Won’t Help You Now”


Jethro Tull:


“Quizz Kid” from Morgan Studios


“Too Old to Rock and Roll” and “Minstrel in the Gallery” live in ‘77


“Heavy Horses / Moth”


“Hunting Girl”


Tony Senatore’s rendition of “Too Old to Rock and Roll”