This is really sad , absolutely devastated , i still can't believe our mate glenn has gone , what a great guy a real gentleman who would stand up for his beliefs and would not see anyone done wrong, he who would do anything for his family and friends . On the soul side he was a 100 percent dedicated . to the scene artists musicians records etc so much passion it was unbelievable . I first met glenn in the mid 80'S when we both transferred to new jobs at the company we worked for . another great soul character Jonah from oldham said to me you should have a chat with that tall guy glenn he used to go to the casino and all over the place so i approached him . we got on well and he told me he lost interest when the pop stuff was being played at wigan so had not bothered for a few years but he still had some records so the next day he brought them to work to see if i was interested in any of them and we went through them on our dinner break, i said are you sure you want to sell them .yeah they're no use to me he said so we did a bit of a deal. A few days later i asked him if he wanted a tape of somethings i had bought over the last few years sam fletcher freddie houston etc , ok then i 'll have a listen . i warned him it's not your 100mph stuff from 1976, about a week passed no mention of the tape so i asked him" what do you think of the tape glenn did you like any of them " he replied " they're shite man they're all too slow " at least he was honest and said what he thought . about a month later while having a brew in work he says " Chris can you do me another tape some of those records have really grown on me ," what the shite ones " . Glenn was on a mission he loved the music more than most people i know he wanted to know every detail about the artists labels everything buying more and more records every week , every day it was a pleasure going to work knowing you could spend a few hours swapping record lists fanzines tapes and talking soul and football and having a laugh . Glen always got autographs and memorabilia from the artists he met and usually a copy for me ,he usually managed to find some of my long time wants at the weekenders and soultrips and tell me all the info and current goings on . what more could you want . Over the last few years we would meet up at the greatstones manchester with jim smirk and the macc lads and always have a great night all taking the mick out of each other and everybody else . Like our mate steve says it;s never gonna be the same again. Thanks for the friendship and laughs mate R.I.P. GLENN and our condolences to Gill and the girls.
Chris and denise churm