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How Rog sees it

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

Roger Glover has posted his customary end-of-the year message to the world:

A hale and hearty December to all. I need to start by thanking those who made the effort to attend a concert or two this year, by DP or any other band – without you it would be a far lonelier place all round. Music is a gift. And live, it’s a celebration.

If you sent me birthday greetings, I was touched by the warm wishes, and I read them all. Amazing – not that I read them all but that I received so many. I’m only sorry that I couldn’t reply to everyone individually but I take this opportunity to tell you that I am most grateful.

2016 is fast disappearing in the mist. Apart from some great tours, DP recorded inFinite with top man Bob Ezrin. Back in January, I had expected it to be released before the year was out but for various reasons it didn’t happen that way. As someone once said, “You shouldn’t spoil the fruit by picking it before it’s ripe.” Anyway, time being what it is, spring will drop by in a few weeks and it will be yours to love or loathe, or both.

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15 Comments to “How Rog sees it”:

  1. 1
    Nick Brown says:

    Great and wise words Roger.

  2. 2
    Philippe Pomiès says:

    Great Roger…

  3. 3
    Cameron Jones says:

    Great message to hear ,my favourite Rock band since late sixties?

  4. 4
    Bob Wolstein says:

    I bow down with admiration and love towards The Great Deep Purple Band. Happy Holidays Roger, Ian, Ian, Steve and Don.

  5. 5
    Alket Kellici says:

    well said Bob!!

  6. 6
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Best wishes & happy holidays to you & yours Roger!. I hope Santa brings you all something nice. Be happy.

  7. 7
    Adel says:

    Words of wisdom. He is the undisputed heavy weight gentleman of the world. Happy holiday Rog.

  8. 8
    Mike Whiteley says:

    Such a gracious man is RG….
    Yep,we lost a bunch of music legends starting with Lemmy last Christmas & most recently,Greg Lake.
    R.I.P ,all.Their music will live forever.
    After hearing that it was recorded last February,I hoped that I’d have a new Deep Purple studio album in my collection by now.Alas,for whatever reasons,that’s not to be. Seems I have to endure another Canadian winter before April brings inFinite.I am encouraged by Time For Bedlam.It certainly heralds excitement for the new record far better than All The Time in the World did as an advance single for Now What ( I still skip that song )
    Merry Christmas & Happy 2017 to all who gather here to debate,dissect and devour the music of Deep Purple !

  9. 9
    Another Martin says:

    To love! Love is all you need.

  10. 10
    mike says:

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year PURPLE MAN

  11. 11
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Always look forward to your annual end of the year review. This seemed more heart felt than most. Referring to those that have passed and their impact on you was quite humbling yet definitive and emotional. SPECIAL really. Now What? A new album and tour coming, that’s what. A superb track released for us to stew on for a few months before the album release and the slated ‘long goodbye tour’. Hopefully “Very LOOOOOOOONG”! No, not Mary…. VERY!!! Hope to see ya along the way and share in a story and a pint or 3 with you and the boys. Stay well and keep on being you. You are a true blessing.


  12. 12
    Gabi Berg says:

    Sehr schöne Worte von Roger G., Ich liebe DP für immer. Ich wünsche Euch ein ganz tolles Weihnachtsfest, und eine tol
    le Tour 2017, bin dabei!

  13. 13
    nupsi59 says:

    As always, it’s a great pleasure to read Roger’s wise words, not only at the end of the year.

    Merry Christmas to Roger and to the rest of the band, their families and to everyone here at HIGHWAY STAR!

  14. 14
    stoffer says:

    Thanks Roger,,,,,,,,,,,,,Merry Christmas to everyone in PurpleLand?!

  15. 15
    Kim Peters says:

    Thanks Roger. …and happy holidaze.

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