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Wonderful and humbling

Roger Glover, London, Ontario, Feb 11, 2012; photo © Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

A message from Roger Glover was published on BraveWords:

The Montreux Jazz Festival is always a special occasion but this time tainted by the lack of Claude Nobs, whose personality dominated the event. What a legacy he’s left us. Even so, the concert was most enjoyable for us and the atmosphere was electric.

Whenever we play in Italy, I am always bowled over by the welcome we get from the Italian fans. The last few days have been no exception; the wave of appreciation coming at the stage is wonderful. And humbling. Back in 1985, we played our first concert in Milan since the early 70s and the crowd then sang every word, every riff, every solo along with us. And they were so loud that all but drowned us out. I will never forget that moment. Believe it or not, it happened again in Milan and Rome over the last few days. Afterwards, those that I spoke to also said they loved Now What?! Life is good.

9 Comments to “Wonderful and humbling”:

  1. 1
    Roberto Franceschini says:

    Grande Roger!!!!! 🙂

  2. 2
    Wiktor says:

    Just goes to show, Italians do it better…lol!!!

  3. 3
    Kidd Purple says:

    Life is good! What’s Next!?!

  4. 4
    cyclone says:

    I am predicting the fans will sing word for word the new material when they play it “Live.” The new record re-energized the band and the fans.

  5. 5
    Mattia says:

    Mitico Glover,immensi Deep Purple!!!
    Visti 2 volte,2008 al Pistoia Blues e dicembre 2009 a Bologna…i loro concerti non sono solo semplici esibizioni live ma uno spettacolo da non perdere!

  6. 6
    Mattia says:

    Grande Roger!e mitici Deep Purple!
    sempre grandi concerti in italia!mai semplici esibizioni live ma spettacoli inperdibili!!! 🙂

  7. 7
    Iacopo says:

    Grande Roger….siamo noi che ringraziamo te per le emozioni che ci riservano i Deep Purple ogni qual volta vengono in Italia…long live Deep Purple!

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    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    As usual, Mr. Grover is eloquent and sincere. Yes, life is good. ‘Now What’ is a fine testament to that. So….. Now What?!


  9. 9
    Roberto says:

    Fortunato di essere stato per 10 volte uno degli spettatori italiani…

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