What was everyone else up to in 1980?
Ok, Rod Evans tried to create a Deep Purple of his own but what was the other members up to in the summer of 1980?
Ritchie had recruited Graham Bonnett to replace Ronnie James Dio in his band Rainbow. Rainbow headlined the first "Monsters of rock" concert in Donington, England in August 1980.
David was fronting his own band Whitesnake, a band that was very successful in Europe at this time.
Ian was in his band "Gillan" and had just released an album called "Glory Road". A limited edition of the album featured the bonus LP "For Gillan fans only".
Roger was playing bass in Ritchie Blackmore's band Rainbow.
Jon in Whitesnake together with David Coverdale and Ian Paice.
Paice was the drummer in David Coverdale's band Whitesnake.
Joe Lynn Turner
In the news
What was in the news the summer of 1980?
|June 1||Start of Musicians' Union strike in protest against BBC cuts|
|June 8||US computer sent out second false war alert in a week|
|June 22||Liberals won Japanese general election|
|June 23||Sanjay Gandhi, son of Indian PM, died in plane crash|
|June 30||Ms. Vigdis Finnbogadottir elected head of state in Iceland|
|July 3|| Mr. George Howard appointed chairman of BBC|
|July 17||Military coup in Bolivia|
|July 19||Opening of 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow|
|July 22||Lifting of arms embargo on Chile|
|July 23||Dispute between Musicians' Union and BBC settled|
|July 30||New Hebrides became independent nation of Vanuatu|
|August 4||UK Queen Mother's 80th birthday|
|August 31||Polish government agreed to establish independent trade unions and recognise right to strike|
Thanks to Rasmus Heide and Jouni Maho.
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