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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and other things

The Rainbow Fanclan has a new interview with Graham Bonnet where he delves into some historical anecdotage:

– You recorded “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” before you were in Rainbow, so I assume it was your idea to do it live.

No, not at all [laughs]

– Did Ritchie hear you sang it before. I know Ritchie has a sense for songs like that.

Yeah, that was Ritchie’s favorite song from my solo albums. He used to play it all the time. The first time I went to his house, in Long Island New York, his bar is downstairs in the cellar and I was with Roger Glover I think upstairs. Ritchie had a cello and we were just lookin’ at this thing and try to mess around with it. And we hear this music. Roger said “That’s you, isn’t it?”. And I said “Oh yeah, who’s playing it”. “It’s Ritchie” Roger said. And I ask “He’s playing my album?” And Roger softly said “He loves it! He loves this song and he wants to do this one”. I asked if he was sure. Anyway it ended up we did it a couple of times. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” was Ritchie’s thing, he liked it [laughs]

Read the interview on the Rainbow Fanclan (they have a rather convoluted setup which does not allow direct links from outside, so you’ll have to navigate to ‘Last Update’ and then to ’22/12 Interview: Exclusive Rainbow Fanclan Legacy interview with Graham Bonnet’.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

9 Comments to “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and other things”:

  1. 1
    Moreblack says:

    And the crowd yeld Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie Ritchie….
    A Happy New Year will be a year with Ritchie playing some rock.

  2. 2
    HZ says:

    What I love about Ritchie is the fact that he’s without any complex regarding music, if he loves something he will do it. Remember JC Superstar, Still I’m Sad, etc.

  3. 3
    james jay says:

    G. Bonnet-another under-rated singer from the DP family tree. I have been accused more than once to be his look-alike. Sorry for me not a sound-a-like. : )

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I love Graham and travelled a long distance to this inferior place for a man his statue.

    The show had its moments but I have to conclude that next time the guitarplayer, terrible fiddler, has to go and a GOOD keyboardplayer has to be added.

    Although Graham still shows excellent moments I ll have to admit that his better days are gone.

    I wish he could team up with some good composers to match the level of the 2 first ALCATRAZZ cds.
    Real classics and highly recommendable together with his work for Rainbow and MSG.

    GB said he already has been working on the new album for 3 years!!!!
    Good albums should not take years to make.

    Will DP cross the 6 years break border this time?

  5. 5
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    As with any singer past his prime and whom during and before, belted out excruciating highs and screams, they need to age gracefully and learn to replace those no longer attainable notes with more comfortable ranges. I’d much rather listen to him or Gillan just sing and stay within a comfortable, tolerable range than watch them miss the mark by a mile when trying to repeat what can’t be done. Unfortunately they fall into the bait of feeling that the fans will criticize them for Not hitting the notes and wind up with failed attempts causing criticism just the same. Overall, the voice is there, and in some areas even better, but to bash as some do over such a small portion of the songs is really unnecessary and in most cases selfish and unwarranted belittlement..


  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I m convinced that NO ONE can deny the fact that Gillan had miserable and emberassing periods for a long, long time, and not once in a while or just recently…….

    He was at his peak in the 70 s and sometimes came back with a vengeance after that.
    The high notes, the screams I love, NEVER had to be done for me, I m a practical and reasonable man.
    It does not take away the feelings and thoughts about WHAT IF……!!!!!??????

    What if he he had adopted more healthy behaviour decades ago?

    Again, I love things like Cherkazoo, JCS and so on……

    His voice really changed and not only because of his getting older.

    I know we all do, so…..

    IMO GB still has it sometimes in a live environment and should like Gillan record a lot in a studio to gather pieces of magic.

    Live its a constant frustration and emberassment.
    The lover once a Goddess turning out old and pale…..

    I dont want to have to kind of experience!!!!

    But sometimes I weigh my reasons.
    GB I had not seen much and I cherish his GREAT moments.

    Btw, Joe Lynn Turner with OTR turned out to be singing MUCH better than I expexted.

    I think HE does not smoke?

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:


    First there was the announcement by JLT they would tour Belgium, for example, in february.
    Have not heard of that since.
    I already feared it would die away……
    Have they split?
    Wasnt JLT doing something else already?

  8. 8
    21BLACK says:

    Looks like OTR has 2010 tour dates for April and July. See their myspace page.

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 8

    Nice myspace site but I also get the idea you re trying to promote your band?

    Highway Star? Probably because you went to see Chickenfoot who also play that one?

    OTR is indeed coming, thank you.

    For a thorough update on evrything Rainbow connected visit The site of the Rainbow Fanclan Legacy from the Netherlands.


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