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Pat Glenn
Hometown - Lincoln, Nebraska
Big Twist And The Mellow Fellows
Pat Glenn Band/Trio, The
One of Lincoln, Nebraska’s a first rocker; Pat Glenn adapted his jazz and big-band style of piano playing to the sounds driving teens wild in the mid-50 – Rock & Roll. Playing along-side such early Lincoln rockers as Bobby Lowell, Joe Gray, Greg Bloom, and Jim Akin – Glenn established himself as the leading “rock-a-boogie” keyboard player and vocalist on the mid-50’s Lincoln rock scene. He taught a young Jim Akin – a fine guitarist featured on Lincoln’s first rock record (Bobby Lowell’s “Umm Baby”) – how to play piano. Akin took those early lessons to higher levels to become not only one of Lincoln’s finest guitarists but also keyboard players.

The Pat Glenn Band played every Teen-Hop, nightclub and ballroom in the Midwest through the late 50’s and Pat was an inspiration to many young rockers wanting to break into the wonderful world of rock & roll. In the 70’s – Pat played keyboard in the legendary “Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows” out of Chicago (later a recording artist on leading blues label – Alligator Records). That band still tours as “The Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings” after the death of Big Twist.

Glenn performed for years in Lincoln as both a single and in a band at his own local restaurant-lounge and recently tore up a packed house at the legendary Zoo Bar in Lincoln, Nebraska.