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Archive for July, 2011



Purple with violin

24/07/2011 Dolina Charlotty, Slupsk, Poland What a pity. I didn’t know my brother would be in Slupsk. I’d buy three tickets, the more so as he’s never seen Deep Purple live, although he’s their fan, too. When we reached the venue, all tickets had been sold out. Kruk, the support, surprised me a lot. I […]

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A day in the life of a touring musician

In the latest installment of Road Life, Roger Glover shares with us events which happened to him during just one day on the road: Anyway, we recently flew in for a gig at a spa resort in the countryside where a rock festival is annually held. The three-hour journey by van from Gdansk airport went […]

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Kunzelau, July 22nd 2011: Smoke on the Street, And Fireworks in the Sky!

Why on the street, you ask yourselves? Well, it is a bit macabre I must admit, but this phrase came to my mind on the way to the venue. When we were a few kilometers ahead of Kunzelsau, we saw thick black smoke in the distance. We first thought a barn or something is burning […]

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2011 Classic Rock Awards

The nominations are in for the 2011 Classic Rock Magazine Awards. The awards are chosen both by the magazine team and by polling the readers. There are several Purple related entries in the running. The categories you can vote in (and relevant entries) are: Best New Band Album Of The Year — BCC2 Reissue Of […]

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Man in the Middle

Here are a couple of videos from the Black Country Communion gig in Copenhagen on July 12 (the one that Svante was tweeting live): Man in the Middle and a very fiery rendition of Burn, with Søren Andersen guesting.

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Is it your first time?

It struck me the other day that we at THS have seen Deep Purple an awful lot of times throughout the years, but at each concert there are people there seeing the band for the very first time. Have you just been to see Purple for the first time? We’d like to hear about your […]

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Awesome!!!

Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen Germany 20-07-2011 The whole day it was raining in Eindhoven. And when we left to Germany, Gelsenkirchen at some places it was still raining and busy on the road. In Gelsenkirchen no rain the whole concert. It was awesome Steve Morse a lot of solo’s, same as Roger Glover when he communicate with […]

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Doc Rock

As we’ve reported previously, this past Friday, July 15, Jon Lord was awarded a honorary Doctor of Music degree by his home town’s University of Leicester. Local press covers the event; Leicester Mercury writes: Archbishop Desmond Tutu was in Leicester on Friday. You may have heard about it, seeing as news of his honorary degree […]

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Phoenix Rising in Houston Press

Houston Press has a rather favourable review of the recently released Phoenix Rising: Phoenix Rising details the “untold story” of DP Mk IV, first with Deep Purple Rises Over Japan. The 30-minute concert film, originally shot for movie theaters but not released until 1985 – this was before MTV and YouTube, kiddies – has the […]

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On the Lake Geneva shoreline

Euronews has a news report on the closing of the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival featuring our heroes. Watch it inside.

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