Deep Purple, Rainbow bassist recognized by University of South Wales
By Jon Liebman
December 18, 2014
Veteran rock bassist Roger Glover has been bestowed with the distinction of Honorary Fellow by the University of South Wales. Glover, best known for his tenures with hard rock acts Deep Purple, Rainbow and others, has also released several solo albums and appeared as a “guest” on recordings by Nazareth, David Coverdale, Gov’t Mule and many others. He has also worked as a producer for many notable musical acts, including Rory Gallagher, Judas Priest and the Spencer Davis group.
Glover was recognized by the university for his contribution to music and creative studies. “We are delighted to honor Roger in recognition of his great musical achievements,” said Julie Lydon, Vice Chancellor of the university. “Our University is a powerhouse for the arts and creative industries, and Roger is a great example and inspiration to our students graduating in those disciplines.”
“It is fantastic to see so many graduates realizing their potential and gaining degrees from the University today,” said Glover. “I wish them every success in their future careers.”