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Simon the keeper

Sheffield online newspaper The Star has an illuminating piece on DPAS founder Simon Robinson and how on Earth he came to possession of the Deep Purple archives:

“Things were a bit more lax back then,” shrugs Simon Robinson, who has since stored the tapes at the renovated Aizlewood Business Centre in Nursery Street.

“Before I was given responsibility they were being kept in this leaking warehouse where the door was left unlocked all day. I couldn’t believe it. You wouldn’t leave The Beatles master tapes like that – and Deep Purple are just as important to rock fans.

“I said ‘Let me look after them properly’, and the management company agreed. Simple as that really.

Read more in The Star.

9 Comments to “Simon the keeper”:

  1. 1
    Drdp says:

    Thank GOD for Simon, Where would the bands Legacy be without him? His yeoman’s life’s work has secured the bands rightful place in the history of music. ALL Props to you Mr. Robinson.

  2. 2
    buttockss says:

    Wish it was me, how awsome that must feel for him to own deep purple’s tapes., when you think of who owns the beatles rights (michael jackson).wow!

  3. 3
    Blackmorse says:

    Good job, Simon! God knows what we could have missed..

  4. 4
    Chip says:

    My favorite band has the worst management team ever. From crummy websites to crap promotion…they really mis a lot of opportunities to promote the band. Securing your legacy of older recordings is both a historical perogative for a band like DP as well as a potential money making venture.

    Thank goodness Simon is up to the task of doing something that management should be doing as a matter of course.

    Thank You!!!!

  5. 5
    purpdawg says:

    Simon The Keeper is right!

  6. 6
    Les Hedger says:

    Thank You Simon!!

  7. 7
    Danny says:

    Unfrigginbelievable. This guy has the foresight to move the tapes to a safe location and safeguard them free of charge for years and years because he loves the music. Mr Robinson, I am sure that Deep Purple fans everywhere salute you.

  8. 8
    Moreblack says:

    Ok,any rare show on the horizon?

  9. 9
    Scott W. says:

    There are 200 hours of recordings by the band…????!!!! Where’s the rest?!!!!?! Holding out on us?
    Wouldn’t be the first time…

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