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Grumbled a bit and went away

Paicey talks about the story behind the recording of Space Truckin’.

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Commie Fraulien

Another vintage article about Deep Purple, which originally appeared in the New Musical Express on December 12, 1970. It is based on interviews with the two Ians and tells the story of troublemakers in Germany, Aston, Gardner, Dyke and Lieber, Big Ian’s involvement with the Jesus Christ Superstar, and work on the upcoming album that […]

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Knitting battleships and dislike of France

[Updated Sep 23] Geir Myklebust specifically for the audience of our site reprints in his blog the questionnaires that members of Deep Purple Mark 2 have answered back in 1970. These originally appeared in the November 21, 1970 edition of the New Musical Express.

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Keeping Jon and Ritchie up to scratch

A vintage interview with Ian Gillan by Allan McDougall originally published in the New Musical Express on November 7, 1970. This was taken at the Olympia in Paris, where the band had played on November 1. Roger is a fantastic bass player. I talked to Ian Gillan about Roger and he agreed. “Yeah, he doesn’t […]

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Messing around with rudiments

The online successor to the Classic Rock magazine has a track-by-track guide feature on Burn with contributions from Coverdale, Hughes, and Paice. Burn David Coverdale: I wrote about half a dozen sets of lyrics for this song – I was that keen! The final words to Burn – and also the words to the Stormbringer […]

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Chewing up and spitting out

Another Rainbow related interview in the Rolling Stone’s Unknown Legends series — this time it’s an in-depth conversation with Bob Daisley, covering his career from a 3 year old listening to his parents’ Frank Sinatra records to the present day and pretty much everything in between. And that’s a lot of everything. Bob has stories […]

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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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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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