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Didi Zill exhibition flyer, Munich Rockmuseum 2019

A Didi Zill retrospective exhibition is on display at the Rockmuseum Munich, which is located in the Olympiapark Tower (Olympiaturm). The exhibition will be open throughout the summer until August 30, and Deep Purple are, of course, featured prominently. Admission to the Rockmuseum is included with the tower admission itself. The museum has peculiar hours, perhaps in accordance with the rock’n’roll lifestyle — it is open from 9 am until midnight, albeit last entrance is at 11:30 pm.

Fun fact: the famous Munich venue Olympiahalle is located next door to the tower at Olympiapark, which was built to host the 1972 Olympic Games. The first concert after the games ended was held there in January 1973: Deep Purple supported by Steppenwolf Dick Heckstall-Smith band.

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

10 Comments to “Magic Moments of Rock and Pop”:

  1. 1
    Keith Livingstone says:

    When you think that those were the days when a photographer took photos and then had to get said photos developed. It’s not like now were you can shoots 100s of digital shots and pick the best one. In those days it was probably ‘click and hope’.

  2. 2
    richard Jones says:

    Great, seeing The Man In Black there on the 12/06 – perfect!!


  3. 3
    Bernhard Huebl says:

    Sorry, but there’s a little mistake in your “fun fact” : The opening act on that night was not Steppenwolf, it was saxophon player Dick Heckstall-Smith with his jazz combo
    (who was not working with Colloseum at that time). This opener did not really fit
    within the context of Deep Purple – I really wish it would have been Steppenwolf !
    I can talk about it because I was there on sunday, january 21st of 1973 – my very first concert ever (and I got my ticket signed by Gillan, Glover & Paice 30 years later) !

    Greetings from Munich
    Bernhard Huebl

  4. 4
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Bernhard: thanks for the correction. you may also want get in touch with people running purple.de, we went with the info from their tour dates archive.

  5. 5
    Kenn says:

    Good morning
    I realise that my eye sight isn’t what it used to be, but it appears to be a mistake on the promotional poster. Jon Lord appears
    to missing. Could someone enlighten me.

    Thank you Kenn

  6. 6
    Buttockss says:

    Gillian sitting on Lords lap, take a closer look Kenny.

  7. 7
    Lutz says:

    @5 Kenn –
    Didi Zill made this Photo in June or July 1988 at Castle Frankenstein near Darmstadt, Germany. The reason for this “castle party” was the record release party for the live album “Nobody’s Perfect”.
    Jon Lord was not very amused to show up in a medieval costume. He refused to dress up as a knight, and didn’t attend this event.

    More photos can be seen in his Deep Purple photo book. (Page 358 and following)

    I hope this answers your question.


  8. 8
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @6 Buttockss,
    in the lap of the Gods?!… 😆

  9. 9
    Buttockss says:

    @ 8……LOL!

  10. 10
    DeepOz says:

    Interesting exhibition, would have liked more but it was a nice assortment.

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