Glen Glenn

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rockabilly rock and roll 50s classic rockabilly Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s


Orin Glenn Troutman, 24 October 1934, Joplin, Missouri, USA. From 1948 Glenn was raised in San Dimas, California, and began performing music professionally from the end of 1952. This early music making was as a country singer and guitarist and he met and played with another guitarist, Gary Lambert, the pair naming themselves the Missouri Mountain Boys. They made a few records and appeared on local television on a show with Porter Wagoner, a relative by marriage, and were also supporting act for some country stars. Then, after seeing Elvis Presley live at San Diego, in April 1956, Troutman switched direction and began singing and playing rockabilly, changing his name along the way to Glen Trout. Eventually signing a contract with Era Records, he made records such as ‘Everybody’s Movin’’ (his own composition), and ‘Blue Jeans And A Boy’s Shirt’, accompanied by Lambert and Wynn Steward (guitar), Conrad ‘Guybo’ Smith (bass),...

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