Tributes paid to former band member

Glenn Cornick ex-Jethro Tull bassist who formed band in Blackpool
Glenn Cornick ex-Jethro Tull bassist who formed band in Blackpool
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Moving tributes have been paid after the death of a Blackpool musician who played for Jethro Tull.

Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rockers who had their origins in the resort, was described as a “character” and “for the good life” by Coun Tony Williams, himself a former Jethro Tull band member.

Coun Tony Williams

Coun Tony Williams

Coun Williams said the bassist, who helped to form the popular rockers in 1967, helped to push the boundaries of music.

He added: “He was clearly an innovative and creative bassist. Glenn thought outside the box and always wanted to improve his playing and be challenged by musicians who he thought could really challenge him.

“He was very, very important to the Jethro Tull story.”

Mr Cornick was born in Barrow-in-Furness in April 1947 before moving to the Fylde coast in the 1960s.

He began a civil service career near Blackpool before taking up music as a bass player with local bands which played the resort’s hotels and clubs.

He had been suffering with illness for several months and died of heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Friday.

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