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Archive for April, 2007



Too much support, not enough Purple

First time seeing Deep Purple for me and I am not their biggest fan – but I have been to some decent concerts so I thought I’d add my review in. Got there for around 6.50. I think it was around this time that Thin Lizzy were on, but they were already playing when I […]

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Bolin fan enjoys Bournemouth

This was my first visit to the BIC and my first ‘name’ concert in a few years. So I wasn’t sure what I was in for! But the venue was great – just the right size and good facilities. First up ‘Thin Lizzy’ – hmmmm… I saw the Robertson/Gorham line ups in days of yore […]

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Highlights aplenty in Cardiff

Arrived a little late but caught the end of Thin Lizzy’s set. Don’t know what to say really, all talented musicians and everyone seemed to enjoy them but they really are a covers band aren’t they, albeit a very good one. Tommy Aldridge is always good value for money and my 19 yr old son […]

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Cardiff: Short show disappoint veteran

We arrived at 7.30 anticipating a look at Thin Lizzy who we remembered as a great warm up on the USA tour in New York at the Beacon in 2004, but were really disappointed to find they had been and gone! The Cardiff International Arena is not our favourite venue, I must say, with literally […]

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Newcastle: Tremendously cracking

Just a quick one to say I really enjoyed the Deep Purple gig at the Arena in Newcastle. A few moments of uncertainty at times but overall I thoroughly enjoyed the gig and the band looked to be enjoying it – smiling at each other at any such moments of hesitation. I think the chemistry […]

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Messy in Manchester

I’ve been a big fan of Purple since 1970 and have seen them countless times, but the show in Manchester left me and my bro very disappointed. We were at the front at Roger Glover’s side and I must say his guitar was cranked up so high it swamped everything else. All we could hear […]

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Cardiff: Stunning yet unsurprising

The first of my gigs arrived and off to sunny Cardiff nice and early to get in the front row (I’m 50 this year, will I ever grow up? God, I hope not!). Anyway – got in at the front slightly off centre on Roger’s side and eventually the lights dim and Thin Snake or […]

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Gillan interview on BBC Radio 5

Today, April 26, Ian Gillan appeared on BBC Radio 5 Simon Mayo show. You can listen to the show online here (RealMedia). Ian is interviewed by a political reporter in Cardiff, Wales. The segment of interest runs approximately between 0:48:30 – 1:00:00 into the show. Thanks to Kevin Dixon for the info.

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The Reverend giveth (and so should you)

Last year Roger Glover, the man of many talents, has donated one of his paintings to the Linda McCartney Centre. The painting was sold at an auction, raising £900 for cancer patients. Taking advantage of a day’s break in the UK tour, Roger visited the Centre at the Royal Hospital in Liverpool and personally signed […]

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Problems with Gillan’s Inn Tour Edition

This has been posted on Caramba!: It has come to our attention that some of the copies of the Tour Edition of “Gillan’s Inn” have been manufactured with the wrong CD in the package. Ian’s record label has looked into the situation and discovered that there was a problem in the production process – basically […]

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