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From the bottom drawer

Roger Glover has posted a new batch of historical photographs and memorabilia from his collection ranging from his childhood to circa mid-late 90s. They feature Episode Six, Down to Earth Rainbow lineup, Gillan/Glover, Purpendicular sessions, and other assorted bits and pieces. Check it out.

20 Comments to “From the bottom drawer”:

  1. 1
    micke says:

    Great pics Roger!

  2. 2
    Robert says:

    G8 pics RG….Thanks for sharing

  3. 3
    Prem says:

    Well, there are pictures of of almost everybody over there especially of Cozy Powell and IG, but no MIB… Dont tell me Ritchie was camera shy. There are even photos of Coverdale, Graham Bonnet and Don. Guess the battle still rages on….

  4. 4
    byron says:

    Great pictures!good to see Jon and Cozy again.

  5. 5
    Marek says:

    Nice pics, some even great! 🙂

  6. 6
    Drdp says:

    Love the pic’s of Cozy & Lordy. Thanks Roger.

  7. 7
    MacGregor says:

    No Ritchie Blackmore & no Ian Paice either, from what I observed! Surely he would have other images of classic lineups, but then again, maybe not! Great to see Cozy Powell in many, what a superb drummer & a nice guy also, a huge influence on so many & missed by many more!

  8. 8
    Wiktor says:

    What´s David Coverdale doing there?

  9. 9
    Bigger Al says:

    Dissing TMIB again….. egos must be fragile!

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Wonderful pics.

    Bring on the Ritchie Blackmore pics Roger : )

  11. 11
    Jack says:

    Great pix, thanx Rog!!! Bring back lot of memories!!! Cozy!! Jon!!!! Rainbow!!!!

  12. 12
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Great pics from the past Rog. Now show some from the TOP DRAWER….


  13. 13
    Eddie6string says:

    Great Pics!!
    Alas, it proves there must be a Super-Injunction preventing anyone from ever imagining that Ritchie once played in the same band as our dear Rog – There I’ve said it now – ah well, see you in court!
    Why Did Jon Lord carry someone called ‘Leslie’ around in a flightcase?
    I onced worked with the guy who is credited as Paicey’s Drum technician on Last Concert in Japan – he used to hang with Cozy on occasions & had several tales of Woe to relate about Cozy’s High Speed cornering not quite matching the Geometry or Topography of the Road – or in one case the ‘Round-about’. I don’t believe in ‘Super-Groups’ formed of Dead Rock stars in the Spirit realm, but there is something about Thunder that reminds me of those Double Kick drums!!!

  14. 14
    Prem says:

    Guess Big Ian must have gone through Roger’s Bottom drawer before… hehehheheh!!!

  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I tried to copy them on my pc and later on I found nothing.


  16. 16
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @15: Of course they are copyrighted. Everything is. They are available for you to look at on his site. Why would you want to download them!

  17. 17
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I want to send some, not a link to a friend.

    Why ofcourse?Not everything is. Where do you get that experience?

    I share selfmade pics of concerts as well.

    I dont ask money.

    Roger is a good photographer and I think he has closets full of , for us, interesting stuff of DP, Rainbow and so on.

    Would be nice if he could muster the enthusiasm to release of photobook, maybe?

    They should implement a chip in those books that detonate if one tries to look in them before partying with some dosh, hahaha

    Btw, I m not saying I m a photographer, although I originally had the wish to become one.
    Should I ask money? Maybe just a pic or 2 as a teaser? : )

  18. 18
    Svante Axbacke says:

    I quote: “Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it”. This applies to everything everyone does. Famous or not famous.

    Roger has taken the pictures. He has put them up on his site for everyone to look at. The he and his webguy apparently decided that they don’t want to allow people to download the pictures. You might want to just send them to a friend (who can’t browse the web himself?) but there might be other people who want to print the pics to sell them, do some weird things with them or whatever.

    And as for people wondering about why there are no pics of RB; I don’t think there is a conspiracy involved. I just think that seeing how RB and his manager react to certain things DP related (reissues, remixes and general acknowledge of his time in the band), I wouldn’t post private pictures of Ritchie on the net either, if I had any.

  19. 19
    LRT says:

    I don’t know, Priest, but it’s a healthy subject. You cannot print ANYTHING from my website, nor can I even print the pages out. Should I have it any other way…. NO!

    @Svante, all true but it was written after Blackmore sued Purple one of the times, that they’re not to use his image and likeness without his expressed permission in writing before doing so. This isn’t just something the others respect, it’s ordered. Now, he had this done, and then they turned around and pulled the Machine Head shirts and blanked Ritchie’s face out, and these are the facts…. he then gets together with Tony Edwards and others and shouts “blasphemy,” yet it was done by Bruce, the one with the Harvard degree, simply because had they not done this, Ritchie could’ve instantly sued them for having his image and likeness on shits they were selling. Technically Ritchie could’ve sued if they left them as is and sold them, whether or not he’d consider that good for suing, better safe than sorry. Was Bruce and the band just being difficult? I don’t think so, I think they were being smart enough to protect themselves. Personally I wouldn’t buy one of those shirts because I think it’s nutts, but they did it to protect both parties. I seriously doubt Ritchie would be so sensitive to do the same, but who knows. It does take a brain or two to figure out though. I think they showed him they weren’t ging to drop that ball. I can see why the sensitivity, and right, it’s no conspiracy. But the whole insistance this is some kind of jab because he didn’t show any pics of Ritchie seems just as bizarre, but the balance is shaky, ha ha. Just recalling the facts.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    I never implied someone was jabbing at Blackmore.

    I was, at that moment, not conscious of the suggested background.

    It all sounds dirty to me.

    Such a shame.

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