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Glenn Marples started singing in Church at the age of 8 years old because they paid him. At 21 years old he turned professional and formed the band ‘Rokka’, released one single ‘Come back’ in 1979, and toured the UK with Dave Berry and the Cruisers.
In 1980 he formed Panza Division during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Panza Division had an excellent live reputation and supported many rock acts including, Saxon, Y’N’T, Twisted Sister, Girl, Steve Marriot and Jackie Lynton. They contributed 2 songs Blitz and the Delta 4 to Midlands compilation album ‘Scene of the Crime’ and released the single ‘We’ll rock the world’/’Standing on the outside’
In 1983, the band name changed to ‘The Lonely Hearts’ with Andy Fisher joining on Bass.