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Smoke isn’t everything

A couple of updates to our semi-irregular trainspotting department. A bombastic Smoke on the Water rendition is used in the soundtrack for a new Hellboy monster flick trailer: And here is Bill Murray’s character trying to break cultural barriers with bewildered Afghan villagers in a 2015 movie Rock the Kasbah: And just to remind you […]

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Life that comes with fame and fortune

David Coverdale is selling his Lake Tahoe house, and it looks exactly the Valhalla of decadence that you expect a Coverdale’s house to be. Gated on “secluded acreage”, 9,035 sq.ft. (840 m2), 4 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, indoor pool, private grotto, media room, heated driveway, etc, etc. It’s yours for $9,850,000.

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Right hue, presumably

Over the years we’ve featured many weird and not so weird products that were called Deep Purple — from beer, wine, and coffee, to exotic flowers and restaurants. Couple of years ago a cannabis oil popped up on the horizon, we decided to skip it because back then it wasn’t exactly legal yet in this […]

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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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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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From deep purple to mould green

British tabloid Daily Mail reports that the mansion once owned by Ian Gillan (before being sold, converted to a hotel, which closed down in 2014) is now standing abandoned and in quite a derelict shape. This is the same mansion that Gillan put a guitar shaped pool in, as covered in his autobiography. This would […]

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Bad Times at the El Royale

Hush (or, rather the glorious thirty seconds of it) is being used in the promo trailer soundtrack for a new Hollywood flick Bad Times at the El Royale.

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Mr. Udo pulls the stops

Our Japanese correspondent sent in these video clips from a busy Osaka train station to our trainspotting department. A couple more tour posters from Japan. At the Shibuya Station in Tokyo: Fukuoka poster:

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Six degrees of separation

While trying to google up the name of Paicey’s old man (no such luck, btw), I came across this amusing anecdote about John Mortimer (father of British actress Emily Mortimer and a prolific writer and barrister in his own kind). The story is told by his youngest daughter Rosie: He was great friends with Jon […]

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Purple ballet in NYC

A dance performance, set to the music of Deep Purple is being staged in New York. Titled Fire in the Sky, this is a brainchild of choreographer Pascal Rioult: The new work [Fire in the Sky], my first rock and roll piece, is set to the music of Deep Purple. This is the music that […]

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