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The Seventies: 1970

Ian Gillan interviewed for the SVT series The Seventies

Swedish channel SVT is broadcasting a new 10-part series called The Seventies. Deep Purple are prominently features in the first episode — 1970 — which was shown on July 17 and now you can watch it online at svtplay.se. Unless you think you’ll enjoy Joe Tempest talking in Swedish, you can skip straight to around 6:15 into the episode. A contemporary interview with Ian Gillan starts at around 7:45 and continues through 17:40, after which point the show moves on to other subjects. Of Purple-related interest is also the appearance of The Flowerpot Men (just the singers) on Beat Club around the 23:55 mark.

Thanks to Nigel Young for the info.



13 Comments to “The Seventies: 1970”:

  1. 1
    hotblack says:

    You forgot to mention the 4-second-appearance of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at 01:10 🙂

  2. 2
    affandi haris says:

    Ian gillan is amazing man on the earth…i am very like ian gillan…untill the name my son is gillan.i love you ian..i wanna meet you..God always Bless you..

  3. 3
    micke says:

    Yes dP got great coverage.Great!

  4. 4
    Bob Lawrinz says:

    Wow, very different from the accepted history of the early seventies music scene; Led Zepplin the biggest and most popular group followed by a gaggle of groups vying for the second spot. Good show and poor Tony Burrows, that had to suck!

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Dear Ian

    Please quit telling lies, will you?

    I love you man but…….

    It is so demeaning, so saddening….

    Must say I feel sorry that David and Glenn harvested the comfort with the plane and all while you sweated for that!!!!!

    Well. I suppose there will be no final hurrah for MK 2 next year.

    Instead you and the so called DP will squeeze the last penny out the name or maybe Satriani is writing right now to give you an album next year?

    Yours truly, Mark

  6. 6
    bert says:

    In Sweden during the years 1968-1975 Deep Purple had 3 albums on Kvällstoppen, a list based on sales. Led Zep had 1 album on the same list during that period.

  7. 7
    Jeff Summers says:

    DP also had something like 5 albums on the US Billboard 100 in 1973…I remember rerading that they were the biggest selling band in the world that year:)

  8. 8
    micke says:

    I belive all dP albums, with the exeption of In Rock (11) and Come taste the band (16) went top ten in sweden between 1970-1975.
    Fireball, WDWTWA and Burn went to no 1. And In Rock continued to sell year after year of course, I only got it in 1974 as did many of my friends.

  9. 9
    Soren says:

    @8
    And if i remember correctly “the House of Blue Light” went straight in at number one on it´s first week of release in Sweden. The first hard rock album to ever do so in our country, i read somewhere. “Perfect Strangers” entered the charts at no 3 on it´s first week. How high did it go, anyone remember?
    (Those were the days, eh!)

  10. 10
    micke says:

    @9 PS never got any higher than no 3, but it stayed in the top 20 for over twenty weeks or so. Both sold close to 100000 copies!

  11. 11
    Mark Davis says:

    in every Ian Gillan interview since 1994, he claims they were playing smaller and smaller venues with no ticket sales on the Battle Rages On Tour.

    I have a few recordings – both audio and video – of the Battle Rages On Tour and it sounds and looks like there’s a pretty good audience around.

    Does anybody know what venues/shows Gillan is referring to when he claims only 40% of the audience showed up?

    thanks
    Mark

  12. 12
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Be careful Mark

    The Gillan street team might want to stone you.

    Cheers, Mark

  13. 13
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Nobodies perfect…. take what you see & hear with a grain of salt. Memories change with mood & circumstances.

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