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Glory

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Seventies hard rockers Glory included Iron Butterfly rhythm section Greg Willis and Jack Pinney and future Beat Farmer Jerry Raney, as well as guitarist/keyboardist Jack Butler, and singer Mike Millsap.

They appeared regularly at Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park, opened locally for Steely Dan and ZZ Top, and were reportedly the first local band to play both the Belly Up Tavern and San Diego Stadium.

Raney had come from the band Thee Dark Ages, while Greg Willis and Jack Pinney had played with the Palace Pages, later known as Iron Butterfly. Both Raney and Mike Millsap had previously been members of Blues Messenger, and Raney had played with Pinney in the Roosters. The group also included rhythm guitarist Mike Berneathy.

The band split in 1978, with some members regrouping as Jerry Raney & the Shames. That trio of Jack Pinney (Roosters), Greg Willis, and Jerry Raney would become regulars at local clubs like the Bacchanal, My Rich Uncle’s, and the Spirit (later to become Brick by Brick). Willis later joined Carlos Blues Experience.

A notable Glory reunion happened at the downtown club Anthology on May 26, 2010, at a benefit for the California Music Project and for music education in public schools. Taking part were Jerry Raney, Jack Butler, Greg Willis, and Jack Pinney, who also performed with their respective bands, the Farmers, Private Domain, and Modern Rhythm. Original Glory vocalist Mike Millsap made a surprise appearance, for his first gig in over twenty years.

In April 2012, Greg Willis suffered a stroke, most likely caused by high blood pressure. "I didn't have any idea I had high blood pressure," he says. "I'm completely surprised." An October 28, 2012 Halloween benefit show was announced for the Moose Lodge in Spring Valley, where a reunited Glory (including Willis) would play with the Farmers, Joey Harris and the Mentals, the Swingin' Kings, and Modern Rhythm. Mike Berneathy passed away in October, 2018.

A reunion gig was announced for November 3, 2019, to feature Jack Pinney, Jack Butler, and Jerry Raney. "We may be able to get Mike Millsap to come and sing a couple," said Raney before showdate. "It's hard to get him out. He was our lead singer in the early days. I'm hoping to have Preacher Patterson on bongos and percussion."

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