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Archive for November, 2005



21 years gone

November 27 marks the 21st anniversary of Deep Purple’s original reunion. Tonight in 1984 Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord and Paice strolled onstage in Perth, Australia for the first time together since 1973. In 1984 electronic mail was in its infacy. The (very hip) band members were running up and down hotel hall ways to check […]

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Made In Japan DVD? Nope!

Recently THS has been receiving enthusiastic emails about a new Deep Purple DVD with the words ‘Made In Japan’ in title. ‘Were those Japanese shows really filmed after all? Wow! I can’t wait to get this!’ Sadly, the definite answer is that NO, Deep Purple’s Japanese shows in August 1972 were NOT filmed. If anyone […]

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R.I.P., George.

One of the best footballers the world has seen passed away last Friday. Belfast-born George Best, born the year after Messrs Gillan, Glover, and Blackmore, was one of the most unique football players the world had seen. But his career only lasted for about six years, and he’s ever since been famous mostly for his […]

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Rock In Rio

I saw Deep Purple Rock in Rio (Rio de Janeiro) the other night. It was a late show, no opening act and Deep Purple hit the stage around 11 pm. “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” was really hard live. Other new songs was, “Rapture Of The Deep” and “Wrong Man”. Liked the new intro to Highway Star. […]

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Mapping out DP fans across the world

There is still a bunch of hardcore Deep Purple fans who stand up against the spam and crap present on usenet these days. They hang out in the original forum for Deep Purple fans, the usenet group alt.music.deep-purple. An idea that came up in the group recently was to map out where on earth the […]

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