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GLENN was in front of LITTLE RIVER BAND as their lead singer since their foundation in 1975 to February 1982, subsequent to the release of the highly successful 'Time Exposure' album and a following U.S. tour. After that he left the group due to differences with members of the band and the way of collaborating within the group.
Because of GLENN'S hit compositions which LITTLE RIVER BAND scored in those earlier seven years it is plain to see that GLENN SHORROCK has always been the best-accepted and most appreciated lead singer of the group. Until the day he took his hat he had contributed with well-known chart busters like Emma, Help Is On Its Way, Shut Down, Turn Off, Cool Change and Man On Your Mind.
After his departure GLENN recorded his first solo album, 'Villain Of The Peace', produced by long-time LRB producer JOHN BOYLAN. They used highly-acclaimed and well-known American session musicians such as TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT [POCO, THE EAGLES], JEFF BAXTER [STEELY DAN], BILL PAYNE [LITTLE FEAT], TOM SCOTT, MICHAEL BODDICKER, BOB GLAUB [session musicians] and - of course - fellow AXIOM sideman and long-time friend BRIAN CADD [one of the few Aussie musicians herein], to name just a few of the players heard on the album. Unfortunately the release wasn't the big success it ought to become with its release in 1983, but it spawned a lot of great songs which are still highlights to SHORROCK- and LRB-fans.
In late 1982 he also joined RENEE GEYER on stage in Sydney, recording the Goffin/King song Goin' Back, which was later released as a single and became a moderate success locally in Australia. After GLENN had also supplied the songs Restless [for the 'World Safari II' project], as well as We're Comin' To Get You [for the documentary film 'Aussie Assault - Australian Music To The World'] with an ethnic-type group called THE BUSHWACKERS, an impressing two-CD set named 'The First Twenty Years' was released in 1985.
After some stage and television work GLENN reunited with his former colleagues to reform LITTLE RIVER BAND in 1998, opening the Word Expo at Brisbane, Australia with a guest appearance of GLENN FREY [THE EAGLES]. This reunion was a suggestion by IRVING AZOFF, at that time director of MCA Records and manager of THE EAGLES as well.
You should read more about the years following GLENN'S second admission to LRB on our history page, but it was obvious that touring the world and playing solely the old hits was tiring, and so GLENN requested a decreasing annual tour schedule from the group. When he found out in 1996 that the tour schedule was again growing tremendously he got upset and took his hat once again.
Ever since he worked on his pet project with SIR GEORGE MARTIN called 'All You Need Is Beatles', teaming up with the best of Australia's musicians to stage a series of shows.
Name: Glenn Shorrock|
Date of birth: June 30th, 1944
Place of birth: Chatham, England
Instruments: lead vocals [some guitars and keyboards]
Likes: [sorry, I didn't ask]
Dislikes: [sorry, I didn't ask]
Musical carreer: CHECKMATES, THE TWILIGHTS [1965-69], AXIOM [1969-71], ESPERANTO , solo, LITTLE RIVER BAND [1975-92], solo, LITTLE RIVER BAND [1988-96], solo, BIRTLES SHORROCK GOBLE [since 2002]
Other activities: 'Grease - Australian cast', 'All You Need Is Beatles'
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