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A week in the life of Ian Gillan

Classic Rock "A week in the life of Ian Gillan" spread

Back in April Classic Rock Magazine has republished online a profile of Ian Gillan, concentrating on his everyday life outside of the band. The article originally appeared in the print edition of Classic Rock, issue 59, quite a few years ago. If you’ve missed it in dead tree form, it’s quite an entertaining read (registration required to view content):

My wife allows me two days to transfer from being a rock singer to a husband and father. On the third day there’s the list of chores! I do a lot of building and repair work. I like messing around with things. I fell off the roof of my studio because I didn’t secure the ladder. It slid away and I fell through the greenhouse. I managed to break my fall but it was pretty terrifying, and I went straight down the pub. My wife had a real go at me. The very next day I was back up the ladder, trying to finish the roof off, and I’m coming down and I miss the step and fall through the ladder. I’m hanging upside down, I’ve fallen through the bay tree opposite and I’ve done my other leg. I managed to get free and get down the pub again. I didn’t tell her for three weeks, because she would have hurt me more!

Read more in Classic Rock.

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

5 Comments to “A week in the life of Ian Gillan”:

  1. 1
    Ray C Sutliff says:

    Glad to know he puts on his trousers one leg at a time like the rest of us!

  2. 2
    Drdp says:

    Woke up
    Got outta bed
    Dragged a comb across my head….

  3. 3
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Yes Ray C Sutliff, one leg at a time. Then falls on his arse, just like the rest of us…… LOL.

    Good read. I have the original hard copy Mag. The only good tree is one with writing all over it. Also great for the fire place in the winter. Most of all though is climbing up one about 15 feet or so with your bow and arrow or rifle, waiting for a nice big Buck to come within range to shoot and then butcher for the freezer and multiple meals throughout the year. Trees, quite underrated for sure.


  4. 4
    Les Hedger says:

    We know who is in charge at the Gillan House. 🙂

  5. 5
    MrPtheDPfan says:

    Pretty funny .So glad though you have some place to go when you get off the road .

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