The 1980 Bogus Deep Purple Episode
curiously dim-witted attempt by Rod Evans (the original vocalist) to launch
a group which he called The New Deep Purple! He assembled 4 nameless Americans
after Nicky Simper (the original bassist) refused to be drawn into the
fraud. Deep Purple's quick-thinking management placed an advert in the
LA Times announcing that certain members of Deep Purple would not
be appearing at the Long Beach Arena.
1980 July and August - "The New Deep Purple"
Read more about this episode here.
"Sounds" magazine in September 1980 published an excellent review
and an interview with Rod Evans. Read it here.
Toured: California, USA including The Long Beach Arena on 19th August.
Live albums: None (thank goodness)
- Highway Star
- Smoke On The Water
- Might Just Take Your Life announced as "...off our Burn
- Woman From Tokyo
- Hard Road (Wring That Neck)
- Space Truckin'
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