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Before rock’n’roll came skiffle

Roger Glover was interviewed by Rock Antenne out of Germany. Listen to him talking to the giggly DJ. Roger is his usual patient and eloquent.

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Not quite Crime and punishment yet

Roger Glover answered some questions from an outfit called Radio Bob! Among the things related to the Turning to Crime and in one form or another already covered elsewhere, he mentioned that he has made a lot of progress on his memoirs (which have been nearly 20 years in the making). The manuscript is now […]

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Purplerizing the fantastic glut

HMP Woodworm Scrubs inmate #185273, one Roger Glover, talked to the Forbes magazine about Turning to Crime. “Oh Well” and [Huey “Piano” Smith’s] “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu.” Plus some Freddie King in the closing medley. There’s definitely some bluesy moments on this record. Was there a concerted effort to sort of flex […]

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Watch Concerto in Győr

Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra was performed in Győr, Hungary, on November 5, by a local orchestra with Paul Mann conducting, Bruce Dickinson singing, and Roger Glover blessing the even with his playing. The evening also included a set of Purple classics (with an occasional Beethoven tune thrown in).

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Remember, remember the 5th of November

Roger Glover, Bruce Dickinson, et al. tout the upcoming performance of Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Hungary.

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Out on parole

Apparently the promotion campaign for Turning to Crime has already begun, quietly so far. Roger and Big Ian have been spotted doing interviews on October 11 at the Park Hotel in Oberhausen, Germany. Check the photo gallery at a stock photography website.

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Snapshot revisited

Roger Glover’s 2002 solo album Snapshot will be re-released later this year in updated format. It will feature the original 14 tracks remastered, five demo bonus tracks, and new artwork. The new release will be available on CD on October 8, 2021, and 2LP on November 19. That’d be the first time the album is […]

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Never say never

Here’s a blast from the past: Ian Paice and Roger Glover promoting the soon to be released House of Blue Light on British TV.

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Live performance is the only thing that matters

A vintage interview with our ever so thoughtful Roger Glover, originally published in New Musical Express on October 14, 1972. Roger talks about some side project with Big Ian he’s working on (wonder what had happened to it), the impending release of Made in Japan, and wonders why the British press and radio do not […]

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Child in Time: the story behind the song

A short documentary from Dutch TV on the story behind this iconic Deep Purple tune, with interviews from Roger Glover and Ian Gillan.

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