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Church organist by day…

David Baranowski, a.k.a. Bard David, keyboard player for Blackmores’s Night for some 11 years, was interviewed by his local Connecticut e-paper. This provides a rare glimpse of the band’s inner workings from a perspective slightly different from the titular …

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Budokan filmed

[Confirmed] As soon as the band got off the stage at Budokan in Tokyo on April 12, rumours started circulating that the gig was professionally filmed. As said rumours are coming from all the sides now, we feel we should …

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Loudest thing since El Alamein

Being on tour with his other band, Don Airey was interviewed in Prague by Jan Krempl and Petr Cejka from Deep Purple CZ, who graciously offered us the original text for publication here on THS.

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Happy birthday to THS

Believe it or not, before there were Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, there was this little musical fan site called The Highway Star.

20 years ago the site went online for the first time. The announcement was made on …

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Burn

Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson, Ian Paice, Don Airey, Rick Wakeman, Murray Gould (guitar), and the orchestra perform Burn during Celebrating Jon Lord show at the Royal Albert Hall on April 4:

Thanks to Clint Walker for the video.

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Jon Lord merchandise

T-shirts from the Royal Albert Hall event on April 4 — Celebrating Jon Lord — are still available via Sunflower Jam web store. Jon Lord photo book All Those Years Ago was unveiled at the event and is available …

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Remembering Jon Lord

As I write this, a special event is about to start at the Royal Albert Hall in London — a concert to celebrate life and music of the late Jon Lord.

Probably quite a few of our readers will be …

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Roger Glover’s master class

The accidentally on purpose freshly baked Reverend (who will be 102 years old next year) preaches the good word of music at the London Bass Guitar Show on March 1. Do yourself a favour — set aside 40 minutes and …

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All that bass

As Roger Glover wrote, he guested at Don Airey’s gig in Switzerland on March 13. You can check out a video clip on Facebook:

Thanks to Gloria Lu for the video and to Yvonne Osthausen for bringing …

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Arizona 1968

American photographer Tom Franklin has published online several snaps he took at a Mark 1 show at Exhibit Hall at the Teen Fair in Phoenix in November 1968. Check them out.

Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

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