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Original Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick dies at 67

By Kyle Johnson,

Glenn Cornick, who was the original bass player for Jethro Tull, passed away at the age of 67 on Thursday at his Hawaii home.

The cause of death was congestive heart failure and his son, Drew Cornick, revealed his father have been undergoing hospice care recently, The Associated Press reports.

On the Jethro Tull website, Ian Anderson, who is the singer and flutist for the band, wrote about Cornick's passing. "Glenn was a man of great bonhomie and ready to befriend anyone - especially fellow musicians," Anderson wrote.

"Always cheerful, he brought to the early stage performances of Tull a lively bravado both as a personality and a musician."

According to Rolling Stone, Cornick played with the band through their first three albums. He left the band shortly afterwards in 1970. He first joined the group when they went by the name of The John Evan Band.

Cornick founded his own band after leaving Jethro Tull called Wild Turkey. He also played alongside former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch under the name Paris.

The bass player is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

 
 

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