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Gillan on Vintage TV

Ian Gillan will appear on the Friday Night Rock Show tomorrow, Friday, October 14. The show is being briadcasted on cable channel Vintage TV, available in the UK on Sky 369, Freeview 82, Virgin 343, Freesat 505 and BT/TalkTalk 82.

Thanks to Sharon Chevin for the info.

15 Comments to “Gillan on Vintage TV”:

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    Blackwood Richmore says:

    By this time, is there really anything left in the old story box that Ian hasn’t already told us?. Tune in to find out!.

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    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    Oh yeah, vintage TV for vintage stories (made up stories told a thousand times)!

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Maybe some info on upcoming Purple Album release?????

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    Kim Peters says:

    Maybe Ian will tell the story about that outdoor concert at a speedway in Tampa, Florida (circa June 1973)…as I recall, it was a massive crowd that kept edging up on the band (who were playing on a concrete ramp) and Mr. Gillan stole the scene by approaching the crowd face to face while still singing. Then some big burly guy in the crowd jumped at Gillan and tried to take his microphone. Ian just grabbed this guy by the hair and started beating him with the mic stand. Gillan beat him so bad, the crowd backed up and started sitting down again. …I wonder what Ritchie thought? Purple carried on and finished the show.

    That story comes from the “Listen, Learn and Read On” box set, if Ian needs a good story.


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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:


    Hell, I wish there was video of that!

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Oh…I meant @4

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    XYZ says:

    @4 I have a mint condition ticket from that 1973 Tampa show with Ian Gillan’s autograph. The ticket has a cool back story, and ZZ Top replaced a sick Billy Preston that day.

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    James Gemmell says:

    Kim, I didn’t hear about that story in Tampa, where I once worked (at WFLA radio in the late 1980s). But I was at the Deep Purple concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre (DTE Energy Center), a 20-thousand-person outdoor amphitheatre, in August 1998. A bouncer tried to beef down a fan, and Gillan proceeded to rap him on his bald skull repeatedly in tune to Black Night! It sounded like he was playing drums on this guy’s noggin’. The crowd loved it. Later, IG supposedly had to pay some small fine. In 2007 (I want to say), I was backstage with Gillan, Michael Lee Jackson, and Darby O’Toole, having a couple beers pre-concert. I asked Ian how he felt about “returning to the scene of the crime”. He good-naturedly asked me, “Oh, is this where that happened?”.

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    James Gemmell says:

    I should’ve noted that Pine Knob/DTE is in Clarkston, Michigan, a little south of Flint, and a ways north of Detroit.

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    Adel says:

    Nothing new at all. Very poor interview questions and nothing that I could get excited about. Ian sounds very old and tired and if he wants to finish 2 years of extensive touring he better shape up and stop drinking beers. His belly is the size of Spanish watermelon!!!
    Still I love Gillan and I think he should have been an actor as well in his later years.

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    nupsi59 says:

    Well, I just watched the interview on Vintage TV.

    Nothing really new informations came to surface.

    Ian looks like having a big hangover or a beer or two for breakfast.

    Can anyone understand the name of the town he is living now in Portugal?

    Have a nice Day!

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    Nigel Young says:

    Vintage TV’s IG interview starts around five minutes in.
    Part two of Vintage TV’s IG interview.

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    clive robey says:

    Nicky Horne is a complete arse thinking he is being matey. When he was on Capital Radio doing his evening rock show back in the 70’s, you were guaranteed to get Floyd, Genesis and Zep, but not once did I ever hear him play DP. Thank god for Alan Freeman. And why was he being interviewing IG on Top of the Pops? Did he work for the BBC? No! The man is deluded. And from this interview, I learnt absolutely nothing.

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    MattD says:

    James, I was at that concert in Michigan. Was the last time I saw Jon Lord live last time I saw Ian with the long hair. ELP opened that night but they were kind of boring.

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    James Gemmell says:

    Matt, I thought ELP were pretty good. Emerson spinning 360-degrees while playing organ and suspended by wires. Gillan still had long hair and could hit some high notes.

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