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More Black Than Purple will be hosting a Purple convention on May 3rd in Bedford, UK:

Wymer UK is pleased to announce a Deep Purple convention celebrating the momentous occasion of forty years since the inception of this classic hard rock band with a 12-hour marathon of all things Purple.

The event will be held on Saturday 3rd May at Esquires Club in Bedford, just 40 minutes from London St Pancras railway station.

Unlike most conventions we are also pleased to announce that there will be appearances from two former band members:

  • Glenn Hughes will be making a personal appearance with a Q and A session as well as doing a unique acoustic performance of classic MKIII and IV songs.
  • Original Purple bassist Nick Simper will be performing with his band the Good Old Boys.
  • Rounding off the live music will be a set of Purple classics performed by Burn, with Nick Simper joining them for some MKI numbers!

In addition to this there will be guest speakers including Ian Hansford (Purple roadie from 1968-73) and Ritchie Blackmore’s former personal assistant, Rob Fodder.

During the day there will be video screenings of rare material, plus competitions, trade stalls and of course topping it all off the live music (as listed above) in the evening, finishing around midnight.

A splendid day is guaranteed for all Purple fans so come along, meet other like-minded fans and join in the fun. The Esquires club is an intimate venue and tickets are limited so order now to avoid disappointment.

Tickets can be ordered online from the MBTP Store.

For more information on the event check out the following link:

More details will also be published in the forthcoming issue of More Black than Purple, which has been slightly delayed so all the latest on the convention can be included.

Thanks to Rob Fodder for the info.

4 Comments to “Deep Purple convention”:

  1. 1
    T says:

    Kudos to Glenn and Nick for their participation.

  2. 2
    Sami says:

    A real treat for fans, wish I could be there!!

  3. 3
    Sir Laz Space Burns says:

    WOW! We haven’t heard very much from Simper these days!


    🙂 🙁 LOL!

  4. 4
    Deanna says:

    whats up Ian Hansford? I was just wondering what had happened to you. Thanks for being such a good friend in 1968-69. Deanna from LA.

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