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Roger can sing

Not many of even the die hard fans know that Roger Glover actually has a beautiful singing voice (quite understandably, because he uses it in public so rarely). Here is an example from all the way back in 1966. It is an unreleased demo acetate of him singing his own song called Afterwards.

Thanks to Nigel Young for the info.

13 Comments to “Roger can sing”:

  1. 1
    Greg Cummings says:

    Sounds a bit like Ringo.

  2. 2
    Philippe Joseph says:

    He sang a few songs on his latest solo album, didn’t he?

  3. 3
    MM says:

    Listen his solo album from 1984. He sang every song on it.

  4. 4
    Nick Soveiko says:

    MM: you’re absolutely right, i completely forgot about that one…

  5. 5
    D'ablo Bicasso says:

    Uhm… The Mask?? The Guilty Party?

  6. 6
    Julsol Morris Solano Cuz says:

    ROGER GLOVER DEBERIA HACER MEJOR LA SEGUNDA VOZ EN DEEP PURPLE, porque en vivo le bajan mucho el volumen y casi no se escucha su voz. Hoy en dia Ian Gillan necesita apoyo de una segunda voz y Roger podria hacerlo bien.

  7. 7
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    ‘All you’ve got to do is think hip level!’.

  8. 8
    Catrin says:

    A lot more recently he sang on the Tour with Pete York. Here e.g. here:

  9. 9
    Sergio Chiorino says:

    I love Roger’s voice: THE MASK is fantastic.

  10. 10
    Gabriel Dalmas says:

    I discovered that voice when The Mask was edited.

  11. 11
    Joe says:

    Saw Roger on stage last October, singing the Eddie Cochrane song “Something Else”. Rog was on tour with Pete Yorck’s Rock&Blues Circus…

  12. 12
    Sleepy Cat says:

    Between Ringo and Maurice Gibb. Later Roger’s voice got more nasal, Mo Gibb got warmer and Ringo… remained Ringo.

  13. 13
    Kalle says:

    Never heard of this demo before.
    Great find.

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