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Deep Purple fan clubs
Last update: November 4, 2002
There are many of them. Some of them are bigger than others, but almost all of them are
fan-based rather than officially sanctioned.
What's the Deep Purple Appreciation Society?
The DPAS started out in 1975 as the "Ritchie Blackmore Appreciation Society", and is run by Simon
Robinson, probably the person who knows most about the band. Their magazine, Darker than Blue, is
essential for Purple fanatics.
You can join them online at https://secure.nildram.co.uk/cheesy/dpas/joindpas.pl,
email them at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a letter to
Sheffield S3 8GG
Be sure to include *two* International Reply Coupons (IRC, bought at your local post office) with
all correspondence (or if you are in the UK, just include a stamped self-addressed envelope (SSAE),
naturally) so they can send a reply back to you. I'd add "Re: Deep Purple Appreciation Society" on
the envelope, just to be sure your letter gets into the correct pile.
Their 24 hour Fax line is 0114 2823116, and their home page is http://www.deep-purple.net
Are there other fan clubs? Perhaps in my country? And perhaps one for my Favourite Purple Person?
[this section courtesy of Stathis Panagiotopoulos -- last updated November 4, 2002]
|And the Address - DP Fan Club Poland
c/o Tomek Szmaijter & Roland Bury
PO Box 171
09-402 Plock 4
|Publish "Purple World", a very nice glossy b/w fanzine in Polish.
c/o Andree Schneider
|Has stopped publishing fanzines, but their online resources are kept up to date.
c/o Marc Brans
|They have stopped producing the fanzine proper, but they do produce regular newsletters
titled "Deep Purple Junior".
|Clube Addictos A Deep Purple
Rua Eugenio Arbones
14-4 oA (As Travesas)
|Publishes "Hush", a 70-page xeroxed fanzine with supplement in English.
|Deep Purple Fan Club Austria
c/o Gerald Kuss
|Haven't heard any news for ages, please get in touch
to confirm whether the club is still operative.
|DPAS - Sweden
c/o Michael Eriksson,
|Publishes "Deep Purple Forever" a brilliant properly printed fanzine with 2-4 colour
sides per issue, all in Swedish.
|DPAS - Greece
P.O. Box 50322
|Has temporarily ceased to exist, but it is promised that it will make its comeback soon.
c/o Hans van der Meiden
2201 WV - Noordwijk
|They publish a lovely, thick A5 fanzine approximately 3-4 times a year.
|Made in Italy
Via Caraglio 41
|New Italian fan club, publishes the 28-page magazine "Made in Italy".
|Purple People of Argentina
Casilla de Correo 5300 (1000)
38 Pinedale Drive
Co.Durham DH6 2XG
|Another new effort, from Ireland this time; we haven't seen the fruit of David's efforts, but
Simon assures us it is very nice.
|Ian Gillan Fan Club
c/o Satomi Dairaku
|Great Japanese-language fanzine, colour cover.
|More Black Than Purple
Subscriptions from: CeeDee Mail Ltd
PO Box 14
tel: 01449 770138
Card hotline: 01449 770139
Fax: 01449 770133
Editorial address: Jerry Bloom
PO Box 155
|They publish the properly printed colour quarterly "More Black Than Purple", over 30
pages of all the Blackmore news fit to print.
|Ritchie Blackmore Fan Club
P.O. Box 1538
|They publish informative newsletters, compiled by Kris and Cathy.
|Ritchie Blackmore Fan Club Germany
c/o Rainer & Susanne Güth
P.O. Box 35
|Tommy Bolin Archives
P.O. Box 11243
|Publishes "The Archival Record" newsletter.
|Friends of Joe Lynn Turner
P.O. Box 14
|Publishes an excellent offset-printed A5 newsletter, "The Voice of Reason"
|Under the Bonnet
c/o Steve Wright
4 Winton St
Huddersfield HD1 3SW
|Graham Bonnet fan club, publishes "Under the Bonnet"
Any additions, corrections, comments e-mail: email@example.com
The clubs from countries not using the English language, naturally, publish their magazines or
fanzines in their own language. Be sure to include an International Reply Coupon if you write for
information. Some of the above clubs have not sent word of their activities recently, so please do
drop us a note and tell us what you do and update us on any changes. Thanks!! Stathis.