Out goes the old bandana, in come the snazzy college headgear and gown. Has Roger Glover made a career decision and decided to audition for Blackmore’s Night? Happily not. Instead he is being made an honorary fellow of the University of South Wales (new college motto “hyacinthinas in petra”?) in recognition of his musical achievements. Who needs the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame? Congratulations is what we say and nice to see him looking so well too.
I would direct you to the article on the BBC Wales web site but it’s so full of factual errors Universal have probably got there first to sign the writer up for their next archive sleeve note…! Thanks to Tim Summers who pointed me at the story.