|Height:||163 cm (5' 5'')|
|Birth Day:||April 8, 1955|
|Height:||163 cm (5' 5'')|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
He was a member of LaBamba and The Hubcaps led by New Jersey shore favorite Richie 'LaBamba' Rosenberg before leaving to start his solo career in 1986. One of the Hubcaps' popular songs was the Burtnik-written "Here Comes Sally" which later appeared on Burtnik's 1987 solo LP Heroes & Zeros.
While solo success has been relatively elusive, he did score a minor hit in 1987 with "Follow You," a track off his Heroes & Zeros album, which peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up releases have been less successful.
In 1989, Burtnik performed the song "Not So Far Away" for the film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
Glen Burtnik's Xmas Xtravaganza is a regular holiday concert which benefits area food banks and other worthwhile charities. The show has grown larger each year, evolving into a New York-New Jersey area tradition. It features a cast which changes from year to year, but in the past has included such as Patty Smyth, John McEnroe, Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw, The Patti Smith Band, Fred Schneider (B-52's), Jill Sobule, Idina Menzel, Jeffrey Gaines, Freedy Johnston, Dan Bern, John Waite, Curtis Stigers, Styx, Mary Lee Kortes, and Willie Nile, amongst others. The 2008 show featured over 100 performers. The 2010 show was staged at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, and again featured over 100 performers. Originally started in 1989, the show has been held most years except 1990-1991, making the 2010 Xmas Xtravanganza the 20th Anniversary of this event.
He has written chart-topping hits such as "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" for Patty Smyth and Don Henley, "Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man", and "Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)", hosted the School of Rock radio show on The Hawk 105.7 FM, and recorded/toured/collaborated with well-known artists. As a member of Styx, he was heavily featured on the hit album Edge of the Century, on which he wrote (along with long-time associate, Plinky Giglio) the top ten Mainstream rock hit, "Love Is the Ritual", and co-wrote (with lead singer Dennis DeYoung) the last Billboard Top 40 hit for the band, "Love at First Sight" (#25, 1991). Styx broke up again, after being active for only 2 years since their previous break up. Styx got back together again 4 years later, but Burtnik didn't join because Tommy Shaw quit Damn Yankees and came back with Styx. Burtnik rejoined Styx in late 1999, as original bassist Chuck Panozzo couldn't play "full time" anymore because of sicknesses. Thus, Burtnik took over playing the bass guitar and Styx started playing songs from Edge Of The Century live again. He went on to record Cyclorama with Styx in 2003 leading on 2 songs. Burtnik's song "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye" was made and recorded before Cyclorama, but they rerecorded it and put it on the album. Burtnik also lead on the song "Killing The Thing That You Love", and shared vocals with Shaw on "Yes I Can". Burtnik left 1 year later in 2004 being replaced with Styx' current bassist Ricky Phillips.
One of his songs, "Face in the Mirror" was used in a series of TV commercials for Philishave electric shavers in the 1990s. Burtnik officially left Styx in 2003 because he wanted to be closer to home.
In 2006, Dennis DeYoung asked him to be a part of his band for selected shows to help promote his CD One Hundred Years from Now, which was released in Canada in 2007 and in the USA in 2009. Burtnik performed with DeYoung some of the material he wrote with Styx during the Edge of the Century album including "Love Is the Ritual" and "Edge of the Century".
Since 2009 he has performed with The Orchestra, replacing the late Kelly Groucutt on bass.
Currently, Glen Burtnik is 66 years, 0 months and 10 days old. Glen Burtnik will celebrate 67th birthday on a Friday 8th of April 2022. Below we countdown to Glen Burtnik upcoming birthday.