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Lucy’s Song

Roger Glover with the staff and volunteers at the Linda McCartney Centre.

Roger Glover has recently recorded bass for Lucy’s Song. The song, written and produced by David Domminney of Rogue Studio’s London, is being released via iTunes download on 30th June 2008 to raise funds for The Linda McCartney Cancer Centre and to promote their Field of Women event which takes place at Liverpool Cricket Club on July 6th 2008.

LUCY is an acronym for Listen Up, Check Yourself and is designed to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

The eclectic list of Lucy’s Song participants also includes Gillian Glover, Dean Howard, Steve Morris, Ian Gillan’s favourite comedian R.Bruce, former West End Jesus of Nazareth Steve Balsamo, Neighbours Soap Star Alan Fletcher and many more including Liverpool’s very own China Crisis member Eddie Lundon, Eaton Road and Brookside’s Jo Birchall.

Roger’s painting Compassion which was auctioned to raise funds for the Centre is available as a signed limited edition print. They are available for £80 plus p+p by emailing lmccmusic@live.co.uk.

Thanks to Lesley for the info.

21 Comments to “Lucy’s Song”:

  1. 1
    purplepriest1965 says:

    No comments?
    Everybody completely flabbergasted?

  2. 2
    Annemie says:

    They just don’t find anything to say… 🙂

    Well I try.I’m so glad that Steve Morris is on it.He looks not so exiting or special under the spotlights , but he is a wonderful guitarist.Love to listnen to him!

  3. 3
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I always felt his contribution to TOOLBOX could have been done by Steve Morse.
    Am I wrong?

  4. 4
    Annemie says:

    I really doubt it.Steve Morse ‘could’ do that of course, but would perhaps have too much his own ‘sound’and ‘style’ on this. Morris plays so sensitive and not perhaps so technical skillful but fast with unpredictable briljant solo’s.He is always more on the background between the others and I feel like he is often underestimated .Almost no one knows he writes often the songs too.
    In songs like ‘Hang me out to dry’ or ‘Candy Horizon’ or in ‘When a blind man cries’I’m always perplex how lovely he is!I enjoy him also on the Gillan’s Inn DVD.
    The two Steves are very different but…in reality one never knows, perhaps it is perfectly possible!

  5. 5
    Tracy Heyder says:

    I loved Steve Morris in the later Gillan Band and his alter ego version “Garth Rocket”. I have two DVD’s from that era and the playing and singing were “Superb”. My favorite tune from that time is “No More Cane on the Brazos”. Very emotional and moving for me.

    Here again is the quest for a different guitarist to play in the place of the one who is playing or played.

    WHAT IS THIS MADDNESS that drives you Priest, to be disatisfied with what is. You show signs of total discontent with life whereby you long for anything other than what is……..

    I finally realize that you don’t have “Blackmore Worship Syndrome”, you
    have “Disasifaction with What Is Syndrome”.

    That usually manifests from within…..


  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:


    NP> Kamelot’s “KARMA” and “The 4th Legacy” to keep the blood flowing……

    There is our analyst!

    I NEVER said/WROTE That I ve a dislike regarding Steve Morris.
    On the contrary.I prefer HIM as a matter of fact.

    It’s not that difficult or “deep”…

    I like what I like and I don’t like what I dislike.

    I suggested Steve Morse as an alternative on TOOLBOX because TO me, on that one Morris’playing reminds me more of Morse like playing(Which in TOOLBOX kinda works , IMHO)than what Morris did on Naked Thunder.

    It was also a QUESTION, not a remark!

    I know too little work of Morris btw, so I can’t(Probably never at all) make good judgment whatsever.
    I should take a listen to “Heartland”, I think. I missed out on that.

    There’s so much out there to explore!
    But, ofcourse, that’s NOT a good excuse…..
    Very often albums which at the beginning seem too small of interest later turn out to become favourites.
    And I also read very positive reviews about their albums, so……

    I saw two gigs in Holland during Naked thunder. I was not that convinced they were on a roll,espescially because IG needed an extra singer!

    But it might have been a weak “period”….other shows might have been better?

    I read Darker than Blue 58 again(…) in the last days and there the story /interview with IG is repeated(and taken seriously, that’s more important)that halls during TBRO tour were half full and small.

    Well, this is an old subject I know but it keeps annoying me, but in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands it were the regular BIG halls as usuall and sold out!

    And, that is the TRUTH(I was there) as well, In Holland IG did 2 shows in SMALL halls during the NT tour and they were not sold out!

    Rainbow on the other hand(Sorry, could not resist)with SIUA tour was in a big hall and completely sold out…..

    I don’t want to put down IG as a liar(…) but it seems clear that “things not always are/were the way they are being told later”.

    Well, I m off reading some more “interesting fairy tales” in DTB before I m off to the gym.

    This the zillionth time the thread is being lost.
    Should I apologize?

    Have a nice wekend, to ya all.

    Good Luck Roger with the Lucy(her name is not Nancy)project.

    Thinking about buying it, nice drawing as well.

    Gillian Glover as a singer is a bonus as well.
    I hope she gets to do a lot of vocals on his forthcoming solo album.
    Is it finished already?

  7. 7
    Annemie says:

    To Tracy

    I liked it very much to exchange with purplepriest opinions about the guitarist in Gillan.Especially because Steve Morris is almost never mentionned.I saw Gillan in 1990 in Hamburg and I got from IG and Steve Morris my concertticket signed.So, they mean a lot for me.
    Isn’t it so that The Highway Star site is there for all of us to enrich our knowledge and exchange our opinions?
    I see no mentioning from priest for disliking anything.There is not a single comment on ‘what is’ priest saw(and sees) a lot of concerts .He also saw Gillan two times.
    It is perhaps not easy for you, to accept that many fans like to compare the different musicians or the musicperiods from the bands in all their timeperiods which eachother,but it is a democratic world.Nobody asks from you to go into matters that you don’t like.(or do you have a fee on it 🙂 )

    Have a refreshing weekend!

  8. 8
    Annemie says:

    To purplepriest1965

    Thanks for the many ‘earlier’ and ‘up to date’ comments.So many times, on so many blogs!
    No appologies needed for sure!
    Cheers! (with rhum!)

  9. 9
    Tracy Heyder says:


    No need to get your panties all in an uproar……nor to defend Priest. He does well all by himself. Actually as with your response to my response to priest, it would be you whom might wish to stay out of matters, especially if you are taking it personal. My remarks to priest were actually regarding his mention of another guitarist playing instead of another one. I was only poking fun at him regarding our other constant debate about his hero “The Man in black”. I guess you didn’t get the connection. Nothing meant to cause alarm, just being my jovial sarcastic self. I think priest finally get’s it….maybe not.

    I happen to enjoy trading remarks with priest also. I harbor no animosity here and only convey my remarks based on the majority of what is being said. I don’t have the time to respond to every little entry and pick and choose when I do. I believe you are a kind individual with some very good views on the Purple matters. I truly am not interested in the Personal aspects of ones life here…..unless they truly wish for my oppinion, but again, I am no authority.

    Time to jump back in the hot tub and sip on a Bloody Mary…..


  10. 10
    Jan says:

    A majority ???

    The public opinion on most blogs, was not so fan of your become monotome remarks and more empty DP stuff replies.

    If you are no authority, please don’t act like one!

  11. 11
    Sis says:

    To Jan

    Agree with you.

    All valuable or nice comments should get our reply-time,but answering Tracy these days is a complete waste of time.

  12. 12
    Sis says:

    To Jan

    Agree with you.

    All valuable or nice comments should get our reply-time, but answering Tracy these days is a complete waste of time.

  13. 13
    Tracy Heyder says:


    OK, I’ll reduce myself to simple terms such as:

    “I Love You All”

    “I Love Ritchie”

    “I Don’t Like Steve”

    “I Miss Jon Lord”

    “I wish MK2 were back together”

    “Deep Purple is Better than everyone”

    “Ian can’t Scream like he used to”

    How many times must one read or type this BS? I just try to add some sarcasm to the SAME OLD BLAH BLAH BLAH for spice. Sorry if some of you don’t get it. I think Priest finally does. Most of my sarcasm is sent to him, because he is capable of corresponding with vigor and not taking it too personal. AS for his Peers……(priest you keep whimpy company he he he). Again, nothing meant to be damaging, just controversial for grins. But, I see that many are not comfortable with a little “Pretzel Logic” at times. Don’t go to any Comedy Clubs……you will truly be offended and the guy on stage will eat you for lunch.

    Back to the hot tub with Roger Glover’s “The Mask” playing on the stereo, and a Dirty Martini (shaken not stirred) in hand.

    Ahhhhhh…..Life is Grand.


  14. 14
    Zynity Uyol says:


    such brave trying…such great tune to fall asleep


    thanks Mr.Heyder

  15. 15
    Taddeus Grezkowiak says:

    Tracy my dear fellow,

    I don’t know you, but you sure can use a great portion of humble pie,recommended each day!

  16. 16
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Never Asleep……..But, “Sometimes I Feel Like Screamin'”!



  17. 17
    Zynity Uyol says:


    No replie clear is enough for dunces!

    One can only hope you try that humble pie.

    Bon appetit!

  18. 18
    Tracy Heyder says:

    I tried it………It left a bad taste in my mouth. Besides “It’s Good to be BAD”.


  19. 19
    Anzor Denisultanov says:

    to Mr.Heyder

    Even that stays ‘wishful dreaming’ for you.

  20. 20
    Tracy Heyder says:

    I may Dream, but I never wish……I make dreams happen. Wishing is for failures….I take it you Wish alot?


  21. 21
    Anzor Denisultanov says:

    My wishes become fulfilled so sumptuously ,that every day is a dream 😮
    Dream on nicely!

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