Glenn Hughes

1951 - Today

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Glenn Hughes (born 21 August 1951) is an English bassist and singer, best known for playing bass and performing vocals in funk rock band Trapeze and in the Mk. III and IV line-ups of Deep Purple, as well as briefly fronting Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s. He is known by fans as "The Voice of Rock" due to his soulful and wide-ranging singing voice.In addition to being an active session musician, Hughes also maintains a notable solo career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glenn Hughes has received more than 1,332,610 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Glenn Hughes is the 296th most popular singer (down from 244th in 2019), the 1,206th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,040th in 2019) and the 36th most popular British Singer.

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  • 33

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  • 6.16

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  • 3.11

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Among singers, Glenn Hughes ranks 296 out of 3,541Before him are Antonio Cesti, Wolf Biermann, Alfredo Kraus, Katy Perry, Victoria de los Ángeles, and The Singing Nun. After him are Galina Vishnevskaya, Morten Harket, Victoria Beckham, Heino, Elis Regina, and Carl Perkins.

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Among people born in 1951, Glenn Hughes ranks 63Before him are Michèle Mouton, Queen Noor of Jordan, Blaise Compaoré, Kirstie Alley, Bao Xishun, and Nicu Ceaușescu. After him are Ben Feringa, Horst Hrubesch, Ernesto Zedillo, Javier Marías, Chris Cooper, and Joe Pantoliano.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Glenn Hughes ranks 1,206 out of 6,924Before him are Emily Watson (1967), William Walton (1902), Jeffrey Archer (1940), Bill Ward (1948), Edward Lear (1812), and R. G. Collingwood (1889). After him are Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1965), Domnall mac Ailpín (812), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Pattie Boyd (1944), Leopold Stokowski (1882), and Louis Lucien Bonaparte (1813).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Glenn Hughes ranks 36Before him are Robbie Williams (1974), Dave Gahan (1962), Van Morrison (1945), John Lydon (1956), Rod Evans (1947), and Dusty Springfield (1939). After him are Victoria Beckham (1974), David Byron (1947), Boy George (1961), Tim Staffell (1948), Sarah Brightman (1960), and Jon Anderson (1944).

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