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Not enough new stuff – Sydney

Didn’t bother to see Swanee. They were never a band I listened to anyway. I preferred to down a few beers across the road trying to keep my heart palpitations down to a reasonable level before I entered the Pavillion to listen to Quo and DP. Quo used to be one of my fave bands […]

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Classic rock at its worst – Melbourne

OK, let me preface the review with this – Deep Purple were and just as importantly ARE the greatest band living or dead in history – period. Also let me say, this is as much about questions as it is about a review. BUT – This night was the least impressive of the four times […]

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Refund, please – Melbourne

Never did I think I had to write this. Since 1968 in my youth days, I have been a fan of DP. We are all around the 60 years of age, and I have been to every concert after that here in Australia. However, after the concert in Melbourne with Status Quo, I have to […]

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Downhill in Perth

I took my family to the May 3rd concert in Perth. Now I sort of wish I hadn’t. Status Quo were really good and kept the crowd going, DP started well with a song from Machine Head and it went downhill for the next four-five songs, all newer stuff (Ted the fitter, Bloke in prison, […]

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True legends – Sydney

I took my 18 year old daughter to see my favorite band of all times last night, and I was totally blown away! They keep getting better and better. This was the third time that I saw them live but what a concert! They are really true legends. Thank you for a fantastic evening of […]

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Purple hit in Sydney

I just went to the Sydney Deep Purple double trouble show with Status Quo and support act Swanne. It was unreal! I was front row against the stage barricade. I caught a pick off Roger Glover and a pick off Steve Morse. I got both signed after the show. I was filming Steve Morse in […]

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Sydney devotion

Just want to let you know that I went to the Deep Purple/Status Quo concert last night (10th May) and I have to say that the whole experience was totally awesome. When Roger Glover personally bent over, looked at me and threw me his pick, I could of died of heart palpitations right then and […]

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New fan at the Hordern

Thanks to Deep Purple for a great show at the Hordern Pavilion on the 9th May in Sydney. The Hordern has the worst acoustics in Sydney. It also has 1970’s style lighting and seating. But, in spite of the venue, Deep Purple rocked big time. I went to the gig as I’m a big fan […]

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Second servings in Sydney

A cold Wednesday evening in Sydney, light drizzle but Purple were red hot. Set list 1. Pictures of Home 2. Things I Never Said 3. Wrong Man 4. Strange Kind of Woman 5. Rapture of the Deep 6. Fireball 7. Contact Lost 8. Well Dressed Guitar 9. Lazy 10. Perfect Strangers 11. Space Truckin’ 12. […]

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Spinal Purple – interview

If you think the old moves died … Sydney Morning Herald interviews Ian Gillan.

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