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Bass-player Glenn Cornick (b. 23 Apr 1947, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Britain), then referred to as Glenn Barnard, started his musical profession as an associate from the mid-60s clothing, Joey AS WELL AS THE Jailbreakers. He also caused several similarly underachieving clothes, like the Vikings, Formulation One, the Hobos as well as the Professionals. Ultimately he graduated into Blackpool’s John Evan’s Smash, shortly to become referred to as Jethro Tull. Famous just as much for his psychedelic outfits simply because his musicianship, Cornick spent three effective years using the music group until giving up in 1970. Cornick recruited Jon Blackmore (acoustic guitar), Graham Williams (business lead acoustic guitar), John ‘Pugwash’ Weathers (b. 2 Feb 1947, Carmarthen, Glamorganshire, Wales; drums, ex-Eyes Of Blue) and Gary Pickford Hopkins (acoustic guitar, vocals, ex-Eyes Of Blue) to be Glenn Cornick’s Crazy Turkey. Nevertheless, within months from the music group’s 1st rehearsals, Williams and Weathers experienced both defected to Graham Relationship’s group. Their substitutes were Guy’s initial drummer, Jeff Jones, and business lead guitarist Alan ‘Tweke’ Lewis. The music group experienced also shortened its name only to Crazy Turkey by enough time its debut, Fight Hymn, premiered for Chrysalis Information in 1972. Evaluations were good as well as the music group appeared to be within the ascendancy because they performed regularly to viewers as high as 20, 000 as support to Dark Sabbath. Immediately after an effective support to Jethro Tull in the us, Jon Blackmore deserted the music group to get a writing profession with the brand new Musical Express, and Cornick recruited previous roadie Steve Gurl (keyboards) and Mick Dyche (drums). The brand new line up’s just single, ‘Great Old Times’, preceded the discharge of Turkey in 1973. Nevertheless, it didn’t match the influence from the debut as well as the music group imploded. Lewis became a member of Man, and was briefly replaced by upcoming Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden (b. Bernard John Marsden, 7 Might 1951, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, Britain). Jones was changed on drums by Kevin Currie, but no third record was forthcoming. Until, that’s, in 1996, whenever a telephone call from Barry Riddington of HTD Information prompted Cornick to reassemble Crazy Turkey, with Pickford Hopkins and Lewis also getting involved in the reunion.

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