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It’s only rock’n’roll

The latest issue (#2/2023) of the Swedish Rock’n’Roll magazine has a 5-page feature on Ritchie Blackmore pre-Deep Purple. The issue can be ordered directly from the publisher, with fairly reasonable shipping rates, even overseas. Caveat: naturally, it’s all in Swedish.

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Flying in the sky with a bunch of high fidelity

A recent post on Something Else blog makes the case that the often overlooked Who Do We Think We Are? deserves at least another listen. The train of thought departs from: It’s often accepted without reservation that Deep Purple’s Machine Head is one of the essential entries in the hard-rock canon of the early 1970s. […]

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Long Live Rock Candy

The latest issue (#35) of the Rock Candy magazine has Long Live Rock’n’Roll as the cover story, with a 10-page feature inside (you can preview it here). Also in the same issue: 4 pages on Ritchie Blackmore himself, plus another 4 pages on Joe Lynn Turner. Individual issues and subscriptions are available in both digital […]

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Live archive 1972

The official YouTube channel for the band has posted 50 live tracks from selected 1971/72 bootlegs. Those are tagged as a Live Archive 1972 Vol. 1 playlist and said archive includes: Dagenham 19/02/1972 Royal Albert Hall 04/10/1971 Wolverhampton 20/02/1972 San Bernardino 28/01/1972 New York 31/08/1972 West Palm Beach, Florida, 14/07/1972 Leeds 29/09/1972 Quebec City 06/04/1972 […]

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Such a strange vibration

Yahoo! Entertainment (of all places) has a short piece about Deep Purple’s appearance at the legendary Fillmore club in San Francisco in November 1968. The nascent British rock outfit had made their American album chart debut in September of that year with their first LP, Shades Of Deep Purple. The record had reached its peak […]

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Danish treasures

Fan-filmed super8 footage has come to light from Deep Purple’s 1975 show in Copenhagen. Filmed at Brøndby Hallen on March 20, 1975 by Lars Kroman, the silent and fragmented film lasts nearly 10 minutes. At first it shows the band filmed from the audience in front of the stage. Later and more interestingly, the camera […]

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Still louder than everything else

Darker than Blue reminds us that Made in Japan is turning 50 these days. Albeit the album was released later in the year, but the three historic performances that were recorded were held on August 15th, 16th. and 17th, 1972. We’ll drink to that.

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No business like show business

Online incarnation of the Classic Rock magazine has a writeup on that desperate time in Thin Lizzy history when they had to resort to recording covers anonymously to make the ends meet. An album called Funky Junction play a tribute to Deep Purple was the result. The band were desperate to do something that might […]

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Don’t blow your cookies

Guitar Player reprints online excerpts from an interview conducted with Tommy Bolin on October 7, 1976. It originally appeared in the March 1977 issue of the magazine. What did you learn from playing behind Albert King? I learned a lot about lead; learned that you don’t have to blow your cookies in the first bar. […]

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Rolling truck Stones

Ever wondered what happened to the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio? Well, as this 2016 CBC report attests, it ended up in a museum in Calgary, Canada. And yes, Machine Head is featured prominently.

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