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Archive for March, 2008



Jon Lord in Adelaide

Link to the review of John Lord’s concerto with the APO.

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Somebody stole my guitar

Here’s a very decent quality video of this rarely performed track from early in the Purpendicular tour. March 23, 1996, Brussels, Belgium.

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JLT, Whitesnake at Magic Circle Festival

Joe Lynn Turner with Brazen Abbot and Whitesnake are to appear at the Magic Circle Festival in Germany this summer. It’s a heavy metal festival that will take place on July 9-12 in Bad Arolsen. The exact schedule is not announced yet, so we will post these appearance in our tour dates as soon as […]

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California Jam special on WPMD.org

Don Branker, the co-producer and stage announcer for 1974 California Jam and 1978 California Jam II, was a guest on the March 15, 2008 edition of WPMD.org’s “Rock 50” radio show with Mike Stark. According to Mike, Don told “some great stories about both events including Deep Purple’s trashing of a television camera and a […]

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Going crazy with a Purple night

This was my fifth DP show and by far the greatest. The set list was fantastic, the whole band was fantastic, and the crowd got crazy. I will never forget the moment that Ian asked Steve to keep playing Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming – you guys gave us a gift! The whole band was […]

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Rock and roll full throttle

Steven Rosen who was a music reporter back in the 70s writes about his encounter with Ritchie Blackmore in November 1974: Amidst all of the commotion, Ritchie was standing with one leg propped up on a small practice amp. He was running through what must have been his pre-show routine, oblivious to the commotion around […]

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Paice and Hughes reunite in London

Ian Paice and Glenn Hughes took part in the ChildLine Rocks charity mini-fest at the indigO2 in London. This was the first time since March 15th, 1976 that they have appeared together on the same stage. More Black Than Purple reports: With Thunder’s Luke Morley doing a solid job on guitar they cranked out ‘Mistreated’ […]

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Caracas’ Purple night

What night! A legend closing the South America 2008 Tour. 9.30 p.m.: Gillan, Glover, Paice, Morse & Airey. Sold Out, Sound good (7.5/10) and Purple 10/10! First time in my country, I travelled 400 miles but, this night was something like a dream turns reality! The set list was very similar to Brasil, Argentina, Ecuador […]

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Whitesnake anniversary releases

In a recent interview to the Billboard magazine David Coverdale unveiled plans for retrospective anniversary releases: Also upcoming for Coverdale will be a remastered three-disc set to mark Whitesnake’s 30th anniversary, which he says will “embrace the beginning right up until now — including some Coverdale/Page and solo Coverdale material.” A live Whitesnake DVD is […]

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Ecuador: Another big night

Deep Purple’s concert in Quito started at 21:10 local hour. The first 20 minutes of the concert were plagued with sound problems, fortunately they were remedied. The set was full of all time classics: Space Truckin’, Mary Long, Into the Fire, Pictures of Home, Lazy, Black Night. The highlight of the concert in my humble […]

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