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First Time I Met The Blues: Glenn Hughes

The Deep Purple rock legend on his gateway to the Mississippi Delta, meeting BB King and how the blues kickstarted his solo career.

He may be known as the Voice Of Rock, but there’s plenty of blues in Glenn Hughes’ soul. His upbringing on the Stones led him to the greats of the genre, and in his work with Trapeze, Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa offshoot Black Country Communion or his wealth of solo records, there has always been a spark of blues not far beneath the surface. But it could have been very different had he chosen bubblegum pop over the Mississippi Delta…

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