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The vagabond life of Ossy Hoppe

Glenn Hughes and Ossy Hoppe, December 2019

Dead Daisies are at the studio again for a second round, and an old friend dropped by — Oskar ‘Ossy’ Hoppe, who was a Purple roadie back in the 70s. A few years back trade magazine IQ did a profile on the occasion of Ossy’s 65th birthday (issue 59, May 2015, pp. 34-48), including some anecdotage of him starting in the Purple universe in 1973 as Ian Gillan’s personal assistant, eventually being promoted to the band’s tour manager, then looking after the spinoff bands — Rainbow, PAL, Whitesnake, IGB — before settling back in his native Germany and becoming a successful promoter there. Check it out.

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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