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Stowe Magazine feature

Stowe Guide & Magazine has a short feature on the band’s 1980s stay in town in their Summer/Fall 2015 issue. Why this small resort town seemingly in the middle of nowhere, one may ask? The article quotes Roger Glover from a 1985 interview in Boston Globe:

In Stowe, people accepted us as a just of long-haired idiots that rented the house up the road. Stowe is a small town and most people didn’t give a damn who we were.

Colin Hart was interviewed for the occasion, as well as some locals:

They were good guys, not pompous or superior. They were just guys who were in a band, they liked to play soccer, have a drink, and party. We were not allowed to hang out when they worked, but they always said they’d see us for a drink later.

Read more in Stowe Guide & Magazine (page 54).

Thanks to Francesco (Deep Purple Italia) for the info.

8 Comments to “Stowe, Vermont”:

  1. 1
    nupsi59 says:

    Nice article, brings back good memories!

    For all Blackmore-fans:

    Listen to the instrumental track “A Darker Shade of Black”
    from the new Blackmore’s Night Album “All our Yesterdays”!

    It’s fantastic!

    Have a nice Day!

  2. 2
    Scott says:

    Obviously an article written by someone who doesn’t know or care about the history of one of the greatest and most influencial Hard rock bands. Accord to the article Deep Purple first formed in 1962????

    O.K. Sure. Do some research first.

  3. 3
    kraatzy says:

    Yeah – thats rock history



  4. 4
    al says:

    @ 1 it is really a dark beautiful song,I bet Ritchie got some inspiration from the Western Spaghetti,Ennio Morricone soundtrack,but some Albinoni adagio at the start of the song.somber and elegant and a beautiful electric guitar by the man n black,other than that didn’t care about the rest.

  5. 5
    Alan says:

    @1 and 3

    I agree the track is excellant as is the whole album. Usual top class musicianship and a great album in my opinion although maybe not to everyones taste.

    Despite this roll on next summer when Ritchie rocks again


  6. 6
    Milan says:

    Who´s the lady (Sue Hudson of Fairfax, Vermont) in the bottom picture on the far right of the article and what´s the song she´s said to have inspired? Hope it´s not Mean Streak! 🙂

  7. 7
    Anthony says:

    @1 & 4 Interestingly listened to this song last night on youtube. very emotional/reflective piece of music and I guess Ritchie was thinking of the past when writing it as the album’s core theme is about people who have passed away and remembering them…All Our Yesterdays. Yes, not convinced about the cover songs…I Got You Babe..seriously but the Elvis cover on Secret Voyage was enough for me ha

  8. 8
    Bill Alexander says:

    A friend of mine recalls the band playing soccer with local high school kids or just about anyone else they could round up.

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