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Stories and works of Don Airey

Stories and Works of Don Airey book cover

Japanese publisher Shinko Music Mook has a new book out. Published in December 2018, it is titled Stories and Works of Don Airey and is dedicated to all things pertaining to Deep Purple’s keyboard player.


  • Introduction
  • Don Airey Live Tours In Japan 1980-2018
  • Exclusive long interview
  • Don Airey Story ~ From Sunderland to Infinite
  • Discography part 1: solo albums
  • Discography part 2: principal contributions
  • Discography part 3: session work
  • Singles & EPs label/artwork collection
  • Nostalgic gallery of Japanese editions “Obi” wrappers
  • Memorabilia 1: Rainbow 1980 European Tour programme
  • Overview of the current tour equipment
  • Equipment used for the 1980’s tours
  • Column: Who is Don Airey?
  • History of concerts in Japan (live dates/places/band members/songs played)
  • Column: Repertoire of the live solo shows
  • Don Airey vs. Guitarist ~ relations with acclaimed guitarists: Bernie Marsden/Gary
    Moore/Ritchie Blackmore/Randy Rhoads/Michael Schenker/Uli Jon Roth/Glenn Tipton/Steve Morse
  • Over The Top Beyond The Rainbow – Cozy Powell and Don Airey
  • Neil Murray/Colin Hart
  • Memorabilia 2: Tickets and flyers
  • Interview reprints:
    1. 1980: First arrival date in Rainbow from “Music Life” July 1980 issue;
    2. 1988: 1st solo album “K2” released from “Metallion 4”;
    3. 2001: Uli Jon Roth’s visit to Japan from “BURRN!” August 2001 issue;
    4. 2004: Deep Purple ‘Bananas’ tour to Japan from ‘BURRN!’ June 2004 issue.
  • Epilogue

Cover photo by Richard Ecclestone, 5th April 2005.

The book is, naturally, all in Japanese and can be ordered via Amazon.

Thanks to Nigel Young for the info.

2 Comments to “Stories and works of Don Airey”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    In Japanese…

  2. 2
    Buttockss says:

    Both solo albums are fantastic. Cheers!

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