Guitar virtuoso Glenn Tipton is currently 76 years old. She was born on October 25, 1947, in Blackheath, England.
Who Is Glenn Tipton?
Glenn Tipton is an English guitarist known as one of the lead guitarists for the iconic band Judas Priest.
Joining Judas Priest in May 1974 during the recording of “Rocka Rolla,” Tipton swiftly made his mark, contributing his distinctive guitar parts to the album.
Tipton’s prowess as a guitarist came to the forefront on albums like “Sad Wings of Destiny,” where he showcased his virtuosity on tracks such as “Tyrant,” “Dreamer Deceiver,” and the epic “Victim of Changes.”
Beyond his exceptional guitar skills, Tipton made significant songwriting contributions, presenting his compositions on tracks like “Prelude,” “Epitaph,” and “The Ripper.”
The longevity of Tipton’s career with Judas Priest speaks volumes about his dedication and musicality.
As the second longest-serving member of the band, after co-founder Ian Hill, Tipton has been a consistent force, appearing on every studio album in Judas Priest’s extensive discography.
In 2014, Judas Priest released their seventeenth album, “Redeemer of Souls,” reaffirming Tipton’s role in shaping the band’s evolving sound.
The album was followed by an extensive world tour, showcasing the enduring popularity of Judas Priest and the enduring impact of Tipton’s guitar work.
However, in 2018, Tipton faced a personal challenge when he revealed his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
In 2022, he was inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.