Glen was born in Joplin, Missouri on October 24,1934. His real name is Orin Glen Troutman. In 1948 Glen and his family moved to San Dimas, California. Orin Glen would soon be called by his middle name to keep from being confused with his father who held the same name. Who would have ever thought that young Glen Troutman would be on his way to becoming a legendary Rockabilly musician that would change his name and his life forever. Glen Troutman would now be known as Glen Glenn.