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Magic as a concept album

Classic Rock has an interesting opinion piece on Gillan’s Magic album: Of the three major offshoots that emerged after the break-up of Deep Purple in 1976, Gillan (the band, not the man) was certainly the most musically daring. And Gillan’s most daring album just might be their last: 1982’s Magic. Yes, the keyboard-heavy record carries […]

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Waking up on the bathroom floor

Glenn Hughes was a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 70s promoting his upcoming tour of the UK. His interview is now available online at the BBC website, and will be there until May 28.

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Here goes the Glenfiddich

Some time late March David Coverdale was a guest on Let There Be Talk podcast. The lengthy chat covered a lot of anecdotage from the olden days — from Redcar salesman to Purple audition, recording Burn, Cal Jam (complete with camera demolition), Whitesnake, Coverdale/Page, and much more. Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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My darling Mitzi Dupree

Back in 2016 Toronto Sun run a story about a legendary, uhm, entertainer that some 30-odd years earlier fascinated both Canadian lumberjacks and a certain British rock star. Western Canada in the early 1980s was a lot like Western Canada now, burdened with a sputtering economy and a lot of long faces to go with […]

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A fairly shallow sort of question

A great piece of history — an ’85 interview with the band (sans the obvious) after a record store signing session in Houston, Texas, during the US leg of the reunion tour.

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Swinging sixties on Carnaby Street

And then there is this piece from British Pathé highlighting circa 1967 vintage hipsters. Look out for familiar faces! Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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Everybody was there for Deep Purple specifically

Las Vegas TV channel KSNV has a flashback news report about a riot that ensued on April 27, 1973, when Deep Purple did not take the stage at the LV Convention Center. The report itself was published in 2015 on the occasion of Fleetwod Mac being in town, who were also on the bill for […]

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A dinner with 13 knives and forks

David Coverdale is on the cover of the latest issue (December 2018 – January 2019) of Rock Candy magazine, with a 14-page feature inside. The interview is structured around David commenting on the photos from his career, starting all the way back in 1969. POSING AFTER JOINING PURPLE, 23 SEPTEMBER 1973 That was taken at […]

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Hughes memorabilia auction

The private rock’n’roll memorabilia collection of one Noel Monk is now up for sale at Backstage Auctions. Back in the 70s he was the tour manager for Trapeze, and then briefly managed Hughes’ solo career in the 80s. There are a number of Trapeze and Glenn related items among the 800 lots, including his bass […]

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Another Japanese book

There is another book due out in Japan, and this volume aims to cover a comprehensive history of Deep Purple from Mark 1 to the present day. It is titled Deep Purple in Book and will be published on October 3 by Shinko Music Mook, ostensibly to tie in with the upcoming Japanese tour. Besides […]

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