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Not as empty, cold, and bare any more

Swiss site 24 heures reports that a memorial plaque has been unveiled this Wednesday, July 4, on the Résidence des Alpes building in Territet (Montreux) — the very same building that was the Grand Hotel back in 1971.

Gillan, Glover and Paice were in attendance, as well as Jean-Paul Marquis (stage manager at the Casino the night it caught fire), plus some dignitaries, including British ambassador to the UN.

Darker Than Blue has a backstory of the plaque and couple more pictures from the event.

Thanks to BraveWords for the heads up.



3 Comments to “Not as empty, cold, and bare any more”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    It was empty, cold & bare…

  2. 2
    Scott says:

    There’s one thing wrong with that plaque. The sentence ” The lyrics tell the story of the casino fire which they witnessed” They didn’t just witnessed it, They were there in the casino when the fire broke out. That sentence makes it sound like they weren’t there.

    It’s funny how Purple thought Machine Head was just another album and Smoke On The Water was just another track. They didn’t even think I was going to be a hit. Now 47 years later The Album and Song have grown beyond Legendary Status. It’s a beautiful tribute to a band who has given us so much great music and incredible live shows over the last 50 years. They will always be my all time favorite Group. Congradulations!

  3. 3
    John Bartone says:

    Cool!! 😎

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