- Comments from social media.
- Martin Popoff’s “Sensitive to Light” is selling out. Buy your copy now! Buy “Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story” by Martin Popoff here.
- Nate guested on the latest episode of Paul or Nothing – Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Edition/A Discussion with The Deep Purple Pod
- Patron Peter Gardow catches the rainbow when he bumps into David Keith, drummer for Blackmore’s Night and Rainbow!
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Notes From The Field:
- John reviews his time in Miami and seeing Ace Frehley.
- Promoting the band Thunder Mother!
- Glenn Hughes
- Glover: “It was totally my idea to use David, Glenn, and Ronnie. I bore no grudges against David or Glenn for joining Purple; they had nothing whatsoever to do with me leaving the band. And Ronnie I’d already produced with Elf.”
- Helen Chapelle
- Background vocals for Elf on Carolina County Ball
- Video Love (1981)
- Hawk & Co. with Helen Chappelle – Nitelife (1981)
- All Shook Up w/ Sylvia Mason, Vicky Brown, P.P. Arnold, and Helen Chapelle (1981)
- Televised tribute to Elvis
- Barry St. John
- Had some singles in the mid 60s
- Really prolific as a backup singer with:
- Elton John
- David Coverdale – Whitesnake album
- Elf – Carolina County Ball
- Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon) – Great Gig in the Sky with Liza Strike
- Numerous other credits on Discogs
- Part of the Les Humphries Singers from 1972 to 1973
- Cry Like a Baby (1968)
- Tell Mama
- Neil Lancaster
- John Goodison
- First appeared under the name Johnny B. Great
- Played Jesus in Kingsway Youth Opera Company recording of Jesus Christ Superstar –
- Co-wrote and produced The Bay City Rollers’ second No. 1 hit “Give a Little Love” with Phil Wainman
- Sadly he passed away in 1995.
- I Will Be There (1972)
- Micky Lee Soule [discogs, wiki]
- Founding member of Elf and Rainbow
- Was in Ian Gillan Band on the tour for the first album “Child in Time” but was dropped before they recorded “Clear Air Turbulence”
- Sit Down Honey (Everything Will Be Alright) off of Elf’s Elf album (1972)
- Co-writing credits on “Harlequin Hare” and “Together Again.”
- He worked as Jon Lord’s keyboard tech and later as Roger Glover’s bass tech before retiring from touring in 2014.
- David Coverdale
- Liza Strike
- Backing vocals for Elf on “Carolina County Ball”
- “Mr. Daddy Man” (1968) self-written single
- Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the moon one of four singers with Doris Troy, Leslie Dunca, and Barry St. John. Did vocals on a few tracks, most notably “The Great Gig in the Sky.”
- Clare Torry does the incredible lead vocal. In a lawsuit she was eventually, and rightly, given writing credits on the song and receives those credits on all copies released after 2005 as well as an out of court settlement.
- Did backing vocals for Elton John (including the Madman Across the Water album), Yvonne Elliman, Hardin & York, Elf, Manfred Man, Murray Head, Carly Simon, and hundreds more.
- She was also backing vocals on Glenn Hughes’s “Play Me Out” and David Coverdale’s “White Snake” albums.
- Judi Kuhl
- Cat Stevens “Music” (1974)
- Very little information about what she went onto after this.
- Joann Williams
- Mostly backup vocals.
- Had a solo album “Maybe Tomorrow” released in 1975
- Worked with Yvonne Elliman, Cat Stevens’ album “Buddha and the Chocolate Box” with Judi Kuhl
- Kay Garner
- Worked with Elton John, Jesus Christ Superstar album, Lou Reed, Dusty Springfield, Kiki Dee
- In a trio called “The Ladybirds” in the late sixties.
- Sophie’s Dream – Slow Motion (background vocals @ 19:20 mark) album in 1976 working with Martin Ford, Jack Emblow, and Liza Strike
- “My Father’s Gun” from “Tumbleweed Connection” (1970) – backing vocals around the 1:40 mark.
- Ronnie James Dio
- Jimmy Helms (Wikipedia, Discogs)
- American soul singer who was a member of the group Londonbeat
- Born in Florida and started recording releasing music in the early 60s (1963).
- Joined the US Army and played trumpet in the Fort Jackson Army Band.
- He returned to music after his service, releasing some music int he late 60s and early 70s
- Also featured on Wizard’s Convention singing two songs
- “Gonna Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse” (1973)
- Eddie Hardin
- Covered in previous episode about musicians
- Tony Ashton (Wikipedia, Discogs)
- Started playing piano as a young child and began performing as a student in the late 50s.
- At 15 he had a jazz trio called The Tony Ashton Trio.
- Began playing with the Liverpool group The REmo Four on organ and vocals.
- The band backed George Harrison on his first solo album Wonderwall Music.
- After this they formed a new group with Remo drummer Roy Dyke and bass player Kim Gardner. They released three albums.
- Ashton, Gardner, and Dyke – Don’t Want No War No More (1970)
- John Gustafson (Wikipedia, Discogs)
- Covered in numerous other episodes.
- The Big Three, Quatermass, Hard Stuff, Ian Gillan Band
- Hard Stuff – Sinister Minister (1972) of the album Bulletproof
- John Lawton (Wikipedia, Discogs,
In The News . . .
- Martin Popoff is on the latest episode (Episode #37) of the Shockwaves Skullsessions podcast. There he reviews the entire Rainbow catalog. Came out the same exact day as our Rainbow episode and he seems to share a similar perspective on the album.
- Ian Desrosiers posted on Twitter about a new Tommy Bolin Book out in February!
- Tommy Bolin In And Out Of Deep Purple by Laura Shenton published by Sonic Bond Publishing
- Amazon says May of 2020 – https://www.amazon.com/Tommy-Bolin-out-Deep-Purple/dp/1789520703
This Week in Purple History . . .
November 11 through November 17
- November 16, 1974 – Stormbringer is released
- November 17, 1975 – Tommy Bolin’s Teaser is released
- November 11, 2010 – Tony Edwards dies
For Further Information:
- Deep Purple: A Matter of Fact by Jerry Bloom
- Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story
- The Road of Golden Dust: The Deep Purple Story 1968-1976 by Jerry Bloom
- Child in Time by Ian Gillan
- Deep Purple: Complete Uk Vinyl Discography 1968-1982 By Neil Priddey
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