Glen D. Hardin

Glen D. Hardin had the opportunity to play alongside his favorite performer, the artist he most admired as a young music fan, Ray Charles.  Glen grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and began playing the piano when he heard a family member play.  He went on to become a well-known arranger and pianist in the LA recording studios who performed with Gary Lewis, for whom Glen wrote a hit song, and Elvis Presley, with whom Glen recorded and performed for six years.  While in Los Angeles, he was asked to play and arrange for the band on the iconic music program Shindig, which is where Glen got to perform with Ray Charles!

Interview Date:
July 19, 2014
Job Title:
Musician, Keyboardist

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