News-Roger Glover receives “honorary fellow” distinction

Glover150Roger Glover receives “honorary fellow” distinction

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.”


Jon Liebman

1 Comment

  • Congratulations to Roger whose recognition is well-deserved if not long overdue. Roger was a big part of the “Classic” Deep Purple lineups and played on some classic albums like “Machine Head,” “Made in Japan,” etc. He is quite inspirational to me personally as a guy who’s dissect the bass parts on quite a few Deep Purple songs. When people talk about “Classic” Deep Purple they usually talk about Ian Gillian or Richie Blackmore. Theyoverlook the overdrivenB3 ound of Jon Lord, the ferocious drumming of Ian Paice and the percussive rhythmic (Rickenbacker) bass of Roger Glover, who provided the bedrock for the whole sound.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Please enter the CAPTCHA text