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That time Jon wished he was an accountant instead

Another article originally published in New Musical Express on July 8, 1972. This one is by Tony Norman and based around an interview with Jon Lord that must have been taken, according to the description, during the day on July 1. The question discussed appears to be the rumours of the imminent split of the […]

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Funny hat and swayed at the hip

Geir Myklebust continues posting vintage Purple articles with a review of a gig at the Rainbow Astoria in London originally published by New Musical Express on July 8, 1972. The gig in question then would be one of the two concerts the band gave there on June 30 and July 1. Deep Purple had just […]

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Bass Player time

Glenn Hughes is on the cover of the Bass Player UK magazine issue number 404. Apparently it is out since early December and probably marked as January 2021 due to the ongoing “calendar inflation” in magazine business. The inside story contains an interview that eventually should show up on Magzter. By the way, Roger Glover […]

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We’re a rock and roll band

The second part of Jon Lord’s feature originally published in New Musical Express on March 13, 1971. Before then he had been proving the perfect interviewee by just talking, making good points, raising sensible arguments and leading me through his career very carefully. I asked him what method the group adopted when it came to […]

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Between snobbery and snobbery

Geir Myklebust continues doing God’s work with posting a New Musical Express feature on Jon Lord originally published on March 6, 1971. Here is how Jon describes the pivotal moment in his musical development: The group changed its name to the Art Woods and Jon bought a Hammond and became influenced by Graham Bond and […]

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They daren’t become complacent

My Things – Music history for those who are able to read is a music blog dedicated to reprinting articles from old music magazines and papers from the past 50 years or so. And there are quite a few Purple related ones. Take, for example, this report in Sounds, dated March 13, 1976 — from […]

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Bed and a book

Ian Gillan was interviewed by The Guardian. The interesting tidbits (among the old anecdotes previously seen elsewhere) are that he is in touch with Blackmore: Ritchie has nothing electronic in his house – no computers, no telephones, nothing like that. So he’s completely unreachable. But we do pass messages, and the atmosphere is quite good. […]

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We do is what pleases us

Rock Candy magazine has Deep Purple as their cover story of issue 21 (August/September 2020). Inside is a feature promoting Whoosh that includes interviews with both Ian and Ian. Check out the opening spread (pdf). Couple of quotes from Gillan: The early days were fabulous. Everything was new and wonderful and shocking. Things got bigger […]

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How In Rock was made

Louder Sound (née Classic Rock) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of In Rock by reprinting in fresh electrons a feature that first appeared in issue 83 of the magazine on the occasion of the album’s 35th. Heavy rock, hard rock, pomp rock, space rock, heavy metal – they’re all genres that today’s average music fan […]

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From Bosch to Marsden

Several new Purple related items appeared in European press. German magazine Mint dedicates no less than 40 pages to all things Purple in its May 2020 issue (#36). Among them: complete album guide; feature on Machine Head; Ian Gillan on Vanilla Fudge; Steve Morse on The Well-Tempered Synthesizer; Ian Paice on Gene Krupa; profile of […]

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