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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick wasn't too old to rock and roll at age 67. Unfortunately, he also wasn't too young to die   (hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line
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2014-08-30 04:32:28 AM  
I really don't mind if you sit this one out....
 
2014-08-30 04:50:46 AM  
I don't think there is such a thing as too young to die.
 
2014-08-30 05:40:38 AM  
One less minstrel in the gallery

/RIP bass guy
//thanks for rockin' us
 
2014-08-30 07:39:45 AM  
I still use my horse-drawn seed drill.  He will be missed.
 
2014-08-30 08:07:45 AM  
Locomotive Breath vs. no breath at all.
 
2014-08-30 08:08:15 AM  
No more sit-ting on the park bench.
 
2014-08-30 08:18:50 AM  
Jethro Tull is the name of the guy, right? This is one of his backing band dudes?
 
2014-08-30 08:19:13 AM  
RIP - I wonder if the Tull royalties was enough for him to afford a house in Hawaii. 1970 was a long time ago. I didn't recognize the other bands he was associated. But he was good. Here is a clip from 1969. Bass was a big part of their sound:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsD7fNBs_Nk
 
2014-08-30 08:30:48 AM  
FTFA:  Jethro Tull in concert in 2008 (Cornick not pictured)

Seriously???

The dude was in one of the most popular bands of the early 1970s, period.
Google images returned thousands of pictures.

Would it have killed them to find an actual picture of the man for the article about his death???
 
2014-08-30 08:56:09 AM  
You wise men don't know how it feels.
 
2014-08-30 08:56:16 AM  

firesign: FTFA:  Jethro Tull in concert in 2008 (Cornick not pictured)

Seriously???

The dude was in one of the most popular bands of the early 1970s, period.
Google images returned thousands of pictures.

Would it have killed them to find an actual picture of the man for the article about his death???


They should have used a picture of The Doors.
With their bass player (not pictured).
 
2014-08-30 09:25:41 AM  
Who gets his Best Metal Album Grammy?
 
2014-08-30 09:30:35 AM  

BroVinny: Who gets his Best Metal Album Grammy?


Jason Newsted Flemming Rasmussen.
 
2014-08-30 09:34:10 AM  
Just learned that Caravan's excellent drummer, Richard Coughlan, died back in December.

Farewell, prog men.

The next ten years are going to see a lot of great and legendary musicians going off to the big practice pad the sky....
 
2014-08-30 09:50:16 AM  

BroVinny: Who gets his Best Metal Album Grammy?


Article says he left Tull in '70.
 
2014-08-30 09:50:18 AM  
Lots of people are going to cry him a song.
 
2014-08-30 09:51:19 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Lots of people are going to cry him a song.


(Hey, somebody's gotta refer to a song recorded while he was in the band.....)
 
2014-08-30 09:55:01 AM  

dryknife: firesign: FTFA:  Jethro Tull in concert in 2008 (Cornick not pictured)

Seriously???

The dude was in one of the most popular bands of the early 1970s, period.
Google images returned thousands of pictures.

Would it have killed them to find an actual picture of the man for the article about his death???

They should have used a picture of The Doors.
With their bass player (not pictured).


What a bass player may look like:

 iv1.lisimg.com

(Not Glenn Cornick)
 
2014-08-30 10:02:25 AM  
Always thought he was the best bass player they had; his work on the first three Tull albums was superb !
 
2014-08-30 10:19:46 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Pants full of macaroni!!: Lots of people are going to cry him a song.

(Hey, somebody's gotta refer to a song recorded while he was in the band.....)


*golf clap*
 
2014-08-30 10:19:47 AM  
Life's a long song -
But the tune ends too soon for us all

/Skate away, bass-man
 
2014-08-30 10:36:56 AM  
I met Jethro Tull. He is a cool dood.
 
2014-08-30 10:54:48 AM  
The rhythm section of Cornick/Bunker was awesome
 
2014-08-30 11:04:36 AM  
I tell you one thing that really drives me nuts, is people who think that Jethro Tull is just a person in a band.
 
2014-08-30 11:07:21 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: BroVinny: Who gets his Best Metal Album Grammy?

Article says he left Tull in '70.


Well, then, the answer is nobody.

/tried for funny, not smart
//failed at both
 
2014-08-30 11:13:27 AM  
At least Metallica beat them to this one.
 
2014-08-30 11:31:13 AM  
Early Jethro Tull is severely underrated- Benefit is one of my favorite albums. I hope he had a good life after that.
 
2014-08-30 11:51:17 AM  

Tom_Slick: I tell you one thing that really drives me nuts, is people who think that Jethro Tull is just a person in a band.


Beat me to it. Damn you.
 
2014-08-30 11:53:50 AM  

Tom_Slick: I tell you one thing that really drives me nuts, is people who think that Jethro Tull is just a person in a band.


I know, right?

We all know that Jethro Tull was a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
 
2014-08-30 12:17:09 PM  

firesign: FTFA:  Jethro Tull in concert in 2008 (Cornick not pictured)

Seriously???

The dude was in one of the most popular bands of the early 1970s, period.
Google images returned thousands of pictures.

Would it have killed them to find an actual picture of the man for the article about his death???


They also think Ian Anderson is a "floutist".
 
2014-08-30 12:21:40 PM  
The all time winner has got him by the balls.
 
2014-08-30 12:30:23 PM  
CSB time,

About twenty years ago, my neighbor asked me to help out with one his booths at a hockey memorabilia/signing event in Orange County.  As I'm helping him set up the booth, this British dude named Glenn wearing a CCCP Tretiak sweater shows up and starts exchanging pleasantries with my neighbor and a couple of vendors.  I didn't think nothing of it until I heard someone mutter to someone else, "You know he used to be in Jethro Tull."

Being a huge Tull fan, this naturally caught my ear.  It took me a while to figure out it was Cornick (other than Ian Anderson and Martin Barre, the band's had dozens of members); when I did put it together, I instantly became super nervous - even more so than what I already was.  As I'm trying to figure out how to approach him, he approaches me and asks what my opinion was of the then-Mighty Ducks picking up Jari Kurri.

I spent the next half-hour talking to Glenn Cornick about hockey.  It's still the most surreal conversation I've ever had in my life.  Eventually, we did get around talking about Tull.  He said that he and Anderson never really got along after he left the band, but he also recounted the struggles they had getting noticed (and how those struggles led them to write "We Used to Know" off of "Stand Up").  He also recalled this fantastic story of the band doing some tour dates with Hendrix in '68.  He said that they would alternate who would go on stage first; the first night Tull finished the concert, they tore the house down.  Hendrix thought they had outperformed him, and being the serious musician that he was, he wasn't going to let that stand.  The next night, Tull kicks off the show, and Cornick said that they thought they were just as good the previous night.  Then Hendrix took the stage, and essentially melted the entire arena down.  He said his performance that night was the most incredible thing he'd ever seen.

RIP Glenn.  Thanks for your music, and thank you for sharing your surprisingly deep knowledge of hockey with me.

/end CSB
 
2014-08-30 12:35:13 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Tom_Slick: I tell you one thing that really drives me nuts, is people who think that Jethro Tull is just a person in a band.
I know, right?
We all know that Jethro Tull was a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.


You are thinking of Pink Floyd. Remember when Pink used to cut his hair in a reverse mohawk?
 
2014-08-30 12:37:12 PM  

Anonymous Bosch: Early Jethro Tull is severely underrated- Benefit is one of my favorite albums. I hope he had a good life after that.


I'd say most or all of Jethro Tull is severely underrated. Truly great heavy metal.

/they won a Grammy for it, so it's canon now
 
2014-08-30 12:45:54 PM  

Safari Ken: Anonymous Bosch: Early Jethro Tull is severely underrated- Benefit is one of my favorite albums. I hope he had a good life after that.

I'd say most or all of Jethro Tull is severely underrated. Truly great heavy metal.

/they won a Grammy for it, so it's canon now


Didn't they beat Steely Dan for best metal album or something?
 
2014-08-30 12:47:23 PM  
Was in a band named after an agriculturalist.
Now he's fertilizer.
Ironic?

/don't you think
 
2014-08-30 12:51:11 PM  
Love me some JT(nothing past 1980 though, whoa there is some dreck there).

And that Metal Grammy that Metallica didn't get, laff. It was like a prediction of the future... a future where Metallica isn't a metal band, and are just some grandstanding "I got mine" tools.
 
2014-08-30 01:05:52 PM  

BalugaJoe: I met Jethro Tull. He is a cool dood.


Much cooler than Steely Dan.  That guy borrowed $50 from me and hasn't returned any of my calls.
 
2014-08-30 01:23:02 PM  

Aquapope: BalugaJoe: I met Jethro Tull. He is a cool dood.

Much cooler than Steely Dan.  That guy borrowed $50 from me and hasn't returned any of my calls.


Haven't been into Pink Floyd since the sex change and going to the hipster one name thing.
 
2014-08-30 01:24:57 PM  

Aquapope: BalugaJoe: I met Jethro Tull. He is a cool dood.

Much cooler than Steely Dan.  That guy borrowed $50 from me and hasn't returned any of my calls.


What a dildo.
 
2014-08-30 01:46:25 PM  

Count_Crackula: this British dude named Glenn wearing a CCCP Tretiak sweater


Gotta respect a guy who can rock a Tretiak sweater and could talk hockey too.

Tull's earlier albums were really good.

RIP
 
2014-08-30 01:50:26 PM  

JolobinSmokin: At least Metallica beat them to this one.


I laughed more than I should have.
 
2014-08-30 02:15:34 PM  

BalugaJoe: I met Jethro Tull. He is a cool dood.


eh plays flute and doesn't afraid of anything!
 
2014-08-30 03:29:30 PM  

Count_Crackula: CSB time,

About twenty years ago, my neighbor asked me to help out with one his booths at a hockey memorabilia/signing event in Orange County.  As I'm helping him set up the booth, this British dude named Glenn wearing a CCCP Tretiak sweater shows up and starts exchanging pleasantries with my neighbor and a couple of vendors.  I didn't think nothing of it until I heard someone mutter to someone else, "You know he used to be in Jethro Tull."

Being a huge Tull fan, this naturally caught my ear.  It took me a while to figure out it was Cornick (other than Ian Anderson and Martin Barre, the band's had dozens of members); when I did put it together, I instantly became super nervous - even more so than what I already was.  As I'm trying to figure out how to approach him, he approaches me and asks what my opinion was of the then-Mighty Ducks picking up Jari Kurri.

I spent the next half-hour talking to Glenn Cornick about hockey.  It's still the most surreal conversation I've ever had in my life.  Eventually, we did get around talking about Tull.  He said that he and Anderson never really got along after he left the band, but he also recounted the struggles they had getting noticed (and how those struggles led them to write "We Used to Know" off of "Stand Up").  He also recalled this fantastic story of the band doing some tour dates with Hendrix in '68.  He said that they would alternate who would go on stage first; the first night Tull finished the concert, they tore the house down.  Hendrix thought they had outperformed him, and being the serious musician that he was, he wasn't going to let that stand.  The next night, Tull kicks off the show, and Cornick said that they thought they were just as good the previous night.  Then Hendrix took the stage, and essentially melted the entire arena down.  He said his performance that night was the most incredible thing he'd ever seen.

RIP Glenn.  Thanks for your music, and thank you for sharing your surprisingly deep knowledge ...


I forgot Kurri was a member of the Ducks.
 
2014-08-30 03:46:24 PM  
Glenn Cornick once out-bid me on an EBAY auction for a vintage FENDER Fretless bass. I know this because the seller had all auction Q&As published at the bottom of the ad.

I really wanted that ax but I am quite sure Mr Cornick could do a lot more with it than me.
 
2014-08-30 05:34:33 PM  

Krustofsky: Count_Crackula: this British dude named Glenn wearing a CCCP Tretiak sweater

Gotta respect a guy who can rock a Tretiak sweater and could talk hockey too.

Tull's earlier albums were really good.

RIP


Hey, I have that Tretiak sweater! Too bad I live in farking SoCal where I've had zero chances to wear it since I moved here.
 
2014-08-30 08:39:00 PM  
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