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One Eye on Dutch Belgian TV

Ian Gillan stopped in The Netherlands Belgium on his way to Dubai to appear on TV talk show. Watch his appearance to learn about adrenaline problems, who is Dan, and what do Japanese firemen have in common with Brazilian strippers.


Thanks to SAD1024A for uploading the video, to dynamomoskva and Daniel Bengtsson for reporting it, and to Hein Bierman for the correction.

20 Comments to “One Eye on Dutch Belgian TV”:

  1. 1
    marcinn says:

    On that night he performed No Lotion For That, but the song hasn’t surfaced yet.

  2. 2
    NoenkelMi says:

    i have recorded the whole show (on my harddisc TVbox)
    but i have to borrow a DVD recorder to get it on my pc

  3. 3
    Robert Daems says:

    Ian has appeared on Dutch radio 2 in March.

    Check out http://schiffersfm.omroep.nl/page/artikel/295216

    Where you can see Ian and listen to podcast interview

  4. 4
    Nikos says:

    I love the look Ian gives the in show band as he walks down the stairs. You’d think those morons would learn a Purple number!

  5. 5
    james jay says:

    #3 right-on–WTF was that all about? If the Japanese can play “Smoke” with a leaf and a stick–why couldn’t that house band?

  6. 6
    Rascal says:

    It would of been great if they have had BN as the house band!

    A Mandolin introduction, interview, and then a fight……with Candy as the scanty clad referee….

    Now thats what I would call television…………..

  7. 7
    Robert says:

    Now you know what “Mr. Gillian” means by the lyrics of “MTV”

  8. 8
    Crimson Ghost says:

    The person who uploaded this should be hung! I wouldn’t post the work of someone who won’t even share the performance.

  9. 9
    Rascal says:

    @7 Agreed

    And yet without this blog……..we dont have many left to post on!

  10. 10
    Richard says:

    ‘ How else have you kept you busy this last 12 years ? ‘ (beetween the solo albums)
    ‘ Deep Purple is you main activity ? ‘
    Poor Ian…

  11. 11
    69 says:

    The video #2 posted is fantastic. You very rarely see IG so natural and out of the usual “interview mode”. That one deserves it´s own blog entry for sure!

  12. 12
    ormandy says:


  13. 13
    martín correa says:

    Haha Big Ian is always a funny person to be interviewed. No lotion fot that is a great song, but he should perform always the traveller,my favorite song from the album.
    i know this is off topic, but i’ve been thinking in a setlist change for this current deep purple tour.
    here it’s:

    Highway Star
    Twist In The Tale
    Strange Kind Of Woman
    Into The Fire
    Mary Long
    Rapture Of The Deep
    Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
    Contact Lost
    Steve’s solo
    Well Dressed Guitar
    Wring That Neck
    Don’s solo
    Knocking At Your Back Door
    Finguers To The Bone
    Perfect Strangers
    Smoke On The Water

    Black Night
    Speed King

    what do you all think?
    cheers from argentina

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    12 Blackmore songs?

    Are ya serious?

    Well, ofcourse you are right…….

    My suggestion of the day?

    And the adress
    No One Came
    The Unwritten Law
    Hey Cisco
    Strange Ways EXTENDED
    Silver Tongue
    The Purpendicular Waltz
    Before time began
    Rat bat Blue
    Wasted Sunsets
    The Battle rages on
    Sun goes down EXTENDED


  15. 15
    stoffer says:

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! Ian Gillan introduced with a Led Zep song..I’m sorry but that is BAD really BAD!!

  16. 16
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Why was the Performance of “No Lotion for That” omitted?



  17. 17
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Uploader is a burn artist!

  18. 18
    The Greek Tychoon says:


    i agree with your setlist, with the addition of
    Spanish Archer EXTENDED

  19. 19
    Wesley Vandewalle says:

    Check this out, the live performance in the Belgian Show as addendum to the interview.

  20. 20
    Edwin says:

    stoffer, James Jay & Nicos:
    You obviously didn’t understand the sense of humour of the house band. They pull out these kinds of jokes all the time on this show. Rest assured, these are fabulous musicians, who know their classics through and through.

    Remember that this is a general talk show – one of the highest ranked programmes in Belgium – and 99,9% of the viewers will have no idea who Ian Gillan is. Probably the only time anything or anyone Deep Purple related was shown in prime time on Belgian TV.

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