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Roger’s sketch in charity auction


While in London on the UK tour, Roger Glover has found the time to draw a sketch and donate it to the No Surrender Charitable Trust to be auctioned off as a part of their Art of Music ’09 program. The trust provides an online cancer related social network and a Fellowship which researches into cures for pancreatic cancer.

The Ebay auction for the drawing has just started and will continute until December 7.

Thanks to Nigel Young for the info.

25 Comments to “Roger’s sketch in charity auction”:

  1. 1
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I caught this soon after it went up… it must’ve been after a show or something, he appears either tired or a bit tipsy.

    Good cause!

  2. 2
    Patrick says:

    is it juss me or does that look like Ritchie playin some bass ?

  3. 3
    Bo says:

    Patrick you are so right. It looks like Deep Purples real guitar player.

  4. 4
    Drdp says:

    Patrick, I thought the very same thing. I guess the image of TMIB is difficult to rid from the brain. Maybe this is The Stinking Hippies idea of what it looked like during the “Long Live R ‘n’ R” sessions before he joined Rainbow. He sure as hell got the facial expression right. Cheers,Drdp

  5. 5
    elprupdeep says:

    yeah! looks like a troubadour anyway.
    thanks for the good cause, long live Roger and DP.

  6. 6
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    #2 Patrick,

    Laughing Out Loud!!! That was the first thing I thought when I saw this!!! You beat me to the query! It will be interesting to see how Roger field’s questions about the likeness.



  7. 7
    purpletemple says:

    Exactly my thoughts! When I saw it I thought this is Ritchie!
    Wonder what Freud would say about that? 🙂

    Anyway, that’s cool!

  8. 8
    marcin says:

    i agree with Patrick, it looks like Ritchie playing 🙂

  9. 9
    muncie says:

    nice picture “behind” Rog!

  10. 10
    marcinn says:

    I see just a sketch. It might be Ritchie though, and it would be fun if Roger drew this on purpose. But since I don’t know, for me it’s just a sketch, I’m not going to interpret it.

  11. 11
    Crimson Ghost says:


    I didn’t know they had an imposter, seems to be more of his own man to me… got a problem with that? Perhaps you’d like the figure to jump out of the paper and take over again.

    ‘Real guitar player?’ Please!

  12. 12
    Patrick says:

    to purpletemple – some of freud’s favorite medicine …coca , may have produced a different outcome to this peice of art . crimson ghost you are lucky to have it

  13. 13
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Bo; it doesn’t look anything like Steve Morse!

  14. 14
    Radek says:

    Picasso ?

  15. 15
    HZ says:

    This is Ritchie definitely!

  16. 16
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    @11 The Honourable Crimson Ghost,

    You beat me to @3’s nonsense. You remain wise well beyond so many of the posters aboard this site.

    As for Roger’s sketch, and the obvious character which he drew, I continue to dig just how clever he is. Dry sense of humor lives on!!

    Va Voom! Now there’s a real ball of thunder!



  17. 17
    Carl says:

    I’m impressed with how fast he drew Ritchie! er, I mean how fast he drew a generic, non-specific male musician…lol!

  18. 18
    marcinn says:

    Happy Birthday Roger! Have a good one!

  19. 19
    Radek says:

    Sto lat niech R.G. żyje nam……

  20. 20
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    I believe it is a Ukulele.

    The ukulele from Hawaii (variantly spelled ukelele in the UK), sometimes abbreviated as the uke, is a chordophone classified as a plucked lute; it is a subset of the guitar family of instruments, generally with four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings.

    The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian interpretation of a small guitar-like instrument brought to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally.

    Tone and volume of the instrument vary with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.

    Roger obviously knew that Ritchie plays ‘ALL THINGS WITH STRINGS’ and as with the Lute, this fits the bill….a true ‘Uke, Lute and Hurdy Gurdy Man’…


  21. 21
    james jay says:

    uke–lute or whatever–man in black will always be famous for his tremendous musical talent. RB is the only one who could play “tip toe through the tulips” and make it sound like a rock classic 🙂

  22. 22
    Woodruff P. Hoppinstopp says:

    We aquired several autographs from Roger over the years even his signature is artistic. He even handed my 83 year young Mother a pic. We could not believe she stood in front of stage for 2 hours at Atlantic City N.J they made every one else sit down until encore. She is short though. Great show including Rogers solo great person Mr. Glover is

  23. 23
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Great entry Woodruff…

    Though the Nay Sayers will probably cut you down, it is a true testament to the present Purple and a Valiant Purple that will go out eventually in True Style. Not looking back, but paving the way to the end…..


  24. 24
    Ken Sease says:

    Roger is one cool bloak EH?

  25. 25
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 23

    WHAT EXACTLY is a true testament……..?

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