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Rest in peace, rocking abbot

One of the more unusual members of the extended Purple family has passed away. The ‘rocking abbot’ Notker Wolf has died on April 2, 2024, at the age of 83. In 2008, he arranged for Deep Purple to play a gig in the picturesque abbey courtyard in Benediktbeuern, Germany, just south of Munich. His own band opened, and then he was invited on stage to jam with the main act on Smoke.

Here is the contemporary news report on the event:

Thanks to Ingo Kleinschroth for the info.

Comment to “Rest in peace, rocking abbot”:

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    [CATHOLIC – The word comes from the Greek meaning “through the whole,” that is “universal,” “world-wide,” “all inclusive.” This is the meaning when the word starts with a lower-case c as in “We need to become more catholic in our attitudes.”]

    Bruder Notker’s passing was even mentioned in the evening TV news a few days ago – with a mention and a snippet of DP too.

    Full version of Incense On The Holy Water/Pleasing The Priest here:


    I’m sure they have soundproof facilities in heaven too. 🔊🎶😇🎸

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