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Gillan video channel

Ian Gillan’s official video channel has opened up on YouTube. The channel will post videos spanning his solo career as well as those with Deep Purple.

Vengeance from the Mr. Universe album performed circa 1980 on German TV with Bernie Torme on guitar, Colin Towns on keyboards, John McCoy on bass, and Mick Underwood on drums.

We are including the channel’s web feed in our navigation panel that you can see on the left.

16 Comments to “Gillan video channel”:

  1. 1
    Rascal says:

    Those were the days! Bernie Torme / John Mccoy / Colin Towns

    What a band!

  2. 2
    Victor says:

    It says his channel started in 2006…

  3. 3
    Mads Rud Larsen says:

    Haha! Great! 😀

  4. 4
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Yeah, of course it’s nothing new, the question is: what’s with all the ‘official’ business? Who runs the joint?

  5. 5
    crabby says:

    It is a shame that he no longer sounds that good

  6. 6
    Ted The Mechanic says:


    Indeed, and seems like just yesterday. I saw them on the Glory Road tour in a small club known as The Fast Lane in Asbury Park, NJ. Mid-week in a driving snow storm. After the gig, Ian was last one out getting on the bus (No One You Know top of the bus) and we shouted out “great gig”. He stopped in his tracks and walked over saying he was bummed out about the small turnout. Told him mid week gig in said storm unfortunately kept many away. He was real appreciative and thanked us for making the effort to get to the gig. They were in fact way tight that night.



  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 6

    Ian should have accepted Ritchies invitation at that moment.

    He could still sing and he would have met bigger audiences.

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Appearantly my last posts were disputable?

    This one should be valid.

    Or is already on the channel?


  9. 9
    Larry R. Toering says:

    @5 Alright then, it’s probably even worse for you that no one cares, right or wrong.

    @6 Again, who cares, although I get the back handed joke. But bigger audiences are only for bigger bank accounts and do not prove any more noteriety in the long run, and what does either one actually render Ritchie now? Be more careful and you won’t hear from me. Ha ha, it’s as if you either don’t care for your fellow patrons, or you just like to provoke them. There is no other possibile way to explain it. 🙂 Now, tell me who’s joking? It tends to resemble trolling, but then you knew that already. Be ‘reasonably’ constructive for once instead of insulting, you might succeed in proving me wrong in the process.(even though of course it doesn’t matter any more than what I do) 🙂

  10. 10
    Rascal says:

    @6 Ted

    The last time I saw them was during a trip to Holland… circa 1982 (I Think). Ive seen them 3 times in total and regard them as some of the most entertaining gigs Ive been to.

    Still have a few signed treasured vinyls.

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 10

    Must have been the gig with Janick Gers in Arnhem with Tygers Of Pantang as support?
    Reportedly very loud and hardly to do because of that.

    My memory is not sure but wasnt there a gig in Leiden as well in De StadsGehoorzaal?

    Unfortunately I have not seen any Gillan gigs.

    I was a bit too young.
    On the other hand if I had known what I knew later |I might have done it.

    I started with music around 77 and had to catch up a lot.

    In that sense that it did not come to me that I was able to see gigs by Whitesnake, Gillan and Rainbow in the beginning.

    Oh well….. : (

  12. 12
    Rascal says:


    I was 17ish at the time – It was in Lieden. Cant remember the support.

    Its hard to believe its nearly 30 years ago!

    Gillan was one of the first post punk bands that caught my ear and I then back tracked then through the 70’s DP albums.

    Good times

  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    How came you got over to Leiden for the show while Gillan must have been gigging his ass off in your own country?

  14. 14
    Rascal says:

    @13 A group of us went over and combined the gig with a bit of a holiday. Away from home (first time) – lots of drinking – and messing about with women (we tried anyway).

    Still travel now to see gigs and take in a different country – cant drink quite as much now – and still have the same poor luck with women!

  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 14

    Seems that we have more in common than we might like : )

  16. 16
    Rascal says:

    @15 Quite possibly

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