Today’s Question: Deep Purple and former Rainbow bassist Roger Glover turns 72 years old today (November 30th). In addition to producing albums by both bands, Glover has produced albums by Judas Priest, Nazareth, David Coverdale and the group from upstate New York that supplied four-fifths of Rainbow’s original lineup. What was its name?
Stumped? Here are some clues.
- Its name had the same number of letters as the lead singer’s last name.
- Its singer later left Rainbow to join Black Sabbath.
- You might encounter one in works by Shakespeare or Tolkien, or working with Santa Claus.
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1993-Bad Company‘s debut album is certified five-times platinum.
1979-Pink Floyd‘s The Wall is released in the UK.
1975-The Rolling Stones finish recording the Black and Blue album in Montreux, Switzerland.
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Roger Glover – 72 years old
Deep Purple/ex-Rainbow bassist. Born 1945.