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A journey to go on

Elizabeth the opera singer dives into the Purple pool (heeding our suggestion, perhaps?). She goes straight for the deep end with her analysis of Child in Time from the 1970 Granada TV performance and comes up suitably impressed by everyone involved.

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A concept album about oysters

David Coverdale spoke to Planet Rock on the occasion of him being the recipient of their Rocks Honours Award. This another one of those relaxed video chats that became popular during the pandemic (and, hopefully, never going away). Enjoy!

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David, there’s no band to leave

Ultimate Classic Rock has a decent writeup on the demise of Deep Purple Mk.4 that happened 45 years ago. It is not very likely that any of our regulars will learn anything new from there, but it’s well sourced and well written. Pieces started falling off long before Deep Purple finally came crashing down in […]

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Was happy to be in a band with some good musicians

Ritchie Blackmore reminisces about his days in Deep Purple, including a rather convoluted explanation of the story behind the infamous spaghetti incident. This looks like it was recorded a few years ago.

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Richard the Difficult

Glenn Hughes spoke to a Michigan based radio station WMPA, promoting Dead Daisies live dates, and talking about his Blackmore experience, among other things. When I joined the band, the first weekend I joined the band, we flew to Hamburg together and had a boys weekend. We sat on a bar stool and had a […]

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Live in London 2002

Another release in the Soundboard Series is expected on August 13, 2021 — Live in London 2002. This show, from February 22, 2002, at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, is infamous for a couple of reasons. First, it was the last show that Jon Lord played with the band from start to finish. He submitted […]

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Leaving them in a state of limp shock

This review of a Deep Purple performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on May 25, 1970 had originally appeared in the New Musical Express on May 30 that year: WHEN Jimi Hendrix broke up his Experience and went back to America, a huge gap was left in Britain. On-stage excitement was hard to […]

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8-bit Purple

This collection of little ditties is presented to your by our semi-irregular Weird Covers column. It is available through Apple Music and probably some other digital vendors. The evil demon sitting on my shoulder is whispering that this is just a bunch of midi files plunked off them old interwebs and rendered in appropriate style. […]

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Fireball and S&M books

A couple of new books by Laura Shenton are due to be published by Wymer in September. These follow the “in-depth” album-by-album format pioneered in March with Stormbringer. Caveat emptor: previous output from this author drew, ahem, mixed reviews from our audience. Fireball What: Deep Purple Fireball In-depth by Laura Shenton When: September 24, 2021 […]

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When in Rome…

Just a quick update on the touring schedule. As expected, Deep Purple’s 2021 dates are being rescheduled to 2022. All dates in Italy and most of the French ones have already been rescheduled and confirmed. Of a particular interest is that not only the old dates are being moved, but a new one has been […]

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