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DISC & MUSIC ECHO
12 December 1970
BASSMAN CORNICK QUITS JETHRO — AND THE FAMOUS 'JEFFREY' JOINS
'Jeffrey' is joining Jethro Tull. He took over this week from the band's bass man Glenn Cornick who has quit because of "certain musical differences."
'Jeffrey' — real name Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond — is a long-standing former school friend of Tull star Ian Anderson, and has been immortalised in song on several J.T. album tracks, including 'Song For Jeffrey' from the group's first LP, This Was. He originally played bass with Anderson and Jethro's John Evan in a group called Blades, but later left and was replaced coincidentally by Cornick.
Until now, Jeffrey has been well-known to fans only by name, but became peculiarly popular. In fact at one stage, 'Jeffrey Is A Skinhead' button-vests were marketed for followers of Jethro. Few people have actually met 'Jeffrey' and he has never been publically photographed. But now he is to become a full-time member of the group again and is currently in the studios with Anderson, Evan, Clive Bunker and Martin Barre, recording a new L.P.
Glenn Cornick, the bespectacled bass player recognised by his familiar Indian headband, is to take a short holiday (the group returned recently from an American tour) and expects to form a new band after Christmas.
Many thanks to Glenn Cornick for this article